Onyango in action for Sundowns. Kickoff photo
Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Masinde Onyango has been voted in Mamelodi Sundowns All-Time African Dream Team.
The poll, set by Mamelodi Sundowns on the club website and official social media pages, saw fans pick the best XI of African players (non South African) to have featured for the PSL giants.
Sundowns has throughout their history attracted some of the biggest stars on the continent.
Onyango took the goalkeeper slot by landslide, if you go through all the comments sections.
He beat Ronnie Fillemon Kanalelo, a retired Namibian player, who played for Sundowns between 1997 and 2005.
Roger De Sa was wrongly mentioned in the debate as well because he was South African despite having a Portuguese decency and born in Mozambique. He was the goalkeeper of Sundowns from 1995 to 97.
Barely mentioned was Zambia’s Kennedy Mweene who has been Onyango’s understudy since joining the Brazilians in 2013.
Onyiso, as called by close friends in Uganda, transfered to Mamelodi in 2011 but was loaned to Bidvest Wits in August 2013 before establishing himself as a starter.
His vote comes on merit after helping Sundowns to win three league titles (2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19), CAF Champions League (2016), CAF Super Cup (2017) among other domestic titles.
He was named as the best African player on the continent in 2016 by CAF.
The lineup voted by the fans also include Nigerian striker Raphael Chukwu who played for Sundowns in the late 90s before moving to Bari (Italy).
The team as revealed on Mamelodi Sundowns website:
GK – Denis Onyango (Uganda)
Defenders – Method Mwanjali (Zimbabwe), Muisi Ajao (Nigeria), Siaka Tiene (Ivory Coast)
Midfielders – Esrom Nyandoro (Zimbabwe), Ernest Mtawali (Malawi), Roger Feutmba (Cameroon)
Forwards – Khama Billiat (Zimbabwe), Anthony Laffor (Liberia), Peter Ndlovu (Zimbabwe), Raphael Chukwu (Nigeria)