Onyango ecstatic about returning form and confidence

By Clive Kyazze

Uganda Cranes skipper Denis Onyango seems to be going back to his fine form and confidence rising again, just in time.

Onyango guided Mamelodi Sundowns to a 2-1 victory over Allan Kateregga’s Maritzburg United Tuesday in the Premier Soccer League.

He was later presented with the man of the match award for his five-star performance, despite conceding in the 83rd minute Onyango had pulled off seven-match winning saves.

“I am picking up well which is good for the team and for my confidence, I need to get back to my best,” Onyango said in a post-match interview.

“It’s great to put up a decent performance, we really badly wanted to win this one and everyone had to put in their shift.”

“I had to do what I do best for the team, we knew the importance of a result and we wanted to go into the international break on top of the log.”

Onyango also looked disappointed, not because he conceded but the manner in which he did, he went in air to get hold onto the ball and was fouled in the process.

It’s from there that Fortune Makaringe pulled one back for maritzburg United, his efforts to complain to the referee didn’t yield a think.

“The ref told me, I am a big man, I must get hold for the ball, but if I go in the air and I am fouled I lose balance and I can’t catch the ball. In my opinion, it was a foul but the ref saw otherwise,” Onyango said.

Onyango and Sundowns play Wydad Casablanca in their last group game of the 2018/2019 Total CAF Champions League in Morocco.

The 2016 winners have already qualified for quarterfinal and currently top Group A with 10 points from three wins and a draw.

From Morocco, Onyango will connect straight to Egpyt to link up with the Cranes and preparations for their last 2019 Total Africa Cup Nations qualifier against Tanzania on March 24th in Dar Es Salaam.

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