Uganda Cranes and first choice goalkeeper at Mamelodi Sundowns Denis Onyango is first of all thrilled by the gesture of the 2016 Total CAF Champions League winners.
The 2016 African Player Of the Year based in Africa was offered contract extension by Mamelodi Sundowns which will see him at the club till 2023.
“It’s an honour to have my contract extended by the club,” Onyango told www.football-256.com exclusively before adding.
“It means a lot to me as an individual and to my family and football career because a contact of four and half years is a sign of confidence the club has in me because of what I have offered for the club on and off the pitch.”
Since joining Sundowns in 2011, Onyango has guided the side to a number of titles, notably the 2016 African crown, but he has also won three Premier Soccer League titles.
The gigantic custodian in his thirties wants to add to the trophies during his extended stay at the club.
“I will try to win more trophies now because there is motivation for me to work hard and keep the club where it’s supposed to be,” Onyango noted.
Currently nursing a hamstring injury, Onyango also revealed that it’s not that serious and should be back in action sooner than later.
“It’s a pity that I have been in and out of the medical room, but not very serious injuries, they take but they are costing the club,” Onyango said before revealing how serious the current injury suffered while playing against Bidvest Wits in the PSL is.
“This one is a minor hamstring injury that will take a few days and I will be fine again, the doctor’s report after the scan shows that there is no tear so I should be back on the pitch as soon as possible.”
Onyango is also expected to make the match day squad when Sundowns host Lobi Stars of Nigeria on March 8, in the 2018/2019 Total CAF Champions Group A tie.
This should make Onyango fit for the March 22nd Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam as he hopes to take his clean sheet qualifying record to Egypt.