Uganda’s national team goalkeeper was named Africa’s best keeper on Tuesday in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Award Giving Ceremony held in Dakar, Senegal.
Denis Onyango, who plies his trade for South African Premier Soccer League club, Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda as a goalkeeper and serves as captain of Uganda Cranes took to social media to share the great news in a short post saying ”IF U BELIEVE IT, U CAN DO IT ”. The post was accompanied by a picture of himself standing next to other award winners including Mo Salah (who won African Best Football player) of Egypt with each holding their awards.
The Awards Gala, to honour footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year 2018 shortlisted 33 other illustrious players, most plying their trade in Europe. The shortlisted nominees were decided by votes from the members of the CAF Technical and Development Committee.
The final phase involved votes from CAF media experts, legends, coaches of the quarter-finalists of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup, coaches & captains of the 54 member associations.
CAF is the governing body of African Football and was founded in 1957. The founding members are Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. With a membership of 54 Member Associations, the secretariat is based Egypt.