By now, Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango has achieved what he was just dreaming of concerning matters to do with football. After making it on the list of the best ten goalkeepers in the world, the Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper has also been named among the best 11 players chosen on the African continent and most of the players he’s featured with play their club football in Europe.
The Ugandan goalie was named alongside players like Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, Riyad Mahrez from Leicester, Serge Aurier from Paris St Germain and Sadio Mane from Liverpool.
Denis Onyango is the only Ugandan and East African on that list and this comes after he helped his club Mamelodi Sundowns win the CAF champions League and helping Uganda qualify for the first AFCON after 38 years among others.
With just 9 days to go for the Uganda cranes to participate in a tournament they were last involved in years back, this is what Onyango needs to probably feature for one of Europe’s big clubs if he performs well.
Below is the list of CAF Africa Finest 11
Goalkeeper: Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Defenders: Serge AURIER (Cote d’Ivoire & Paris Saint-Germain), Aymen ABDENNOUR (Tunisia & Valencia), Eric BAILLY (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Joyce LOMALISA (DR Congo & AS Vita)
Midfielders: Khama BILLIAT (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns), Rainford KALABA (Zambia & TP Mazembe), Keegan DOLLY (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns),
Forwards: Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), Sadio MANE (Senegal & Liverpool), Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City)