Mamelodi Sundowns and Ugandan goal minder Denis Onyango has once more been nominated for a top award – this time for the coveted Most Valuable Player award by the local football governing body, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations.
The 2016 FUFA awards were officially launched at the Kampala Serena Hotel this week.
The ceremony was attended by federation officials and officials from the sponsors of the national team, popularly known as the Uganda Cranes.
The Sundowns shot stopper has been in magnificent form, helping his team to the top prize in African football, the CAF Champions League, and helping Uganda qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Onyango has been nominated together with Faruku Miya, Joseph Ochaya, Muhammed shaban and Erisa Ssekisambu.
Onyango and Miya are the only nominees plying their trade outside of Uganda, Miya playing for Standard Liege in Belgium.
He has twice been nominated for the CAF Player of the Year, won the South African Goalkeeper of the Year Award.
He was also voted Uganda’s Footballer of the Year 2015 by that country’s top sports journalists in the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) for his performances between the sticks for both Mamelodi Sundowns and the Uganda national team, The Cranes, beating Miya to become the first goalkeeper to win the award.