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Uganda Cranes & Sundowns keeper Onyango named in FIFPro team of the year

Uganda Cranes & Sundowns keeper Onyango named in FIFPro team of the year

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper and Mamelodi Sundowns keeper Dennis Onyango was named on the FIFPro team of the year.He was the only African based player named in the squad.

This was during the Aiteo CAF Awards 2018 held in Dakar, Senegal on the night of Tuesday, 8th January 2019.

Onyango was once again inspirational for Uganda Cranes in the qualification to the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations, making it unbeaten with a game to spare and not conceding in as many as five matches.

The other team players on the team include; the CAF footballer of the year 2018 Mohammed Salah, Aurier, Benatia, Bailly, Koulibaly, Keita, Partey, Mahad Mahrez, Aubameyang and Sadio Mane.

Onyango was present in Dakar to pick his award. Meanwhile, Mauritania was named the CAF national team of the year, coming ahead of Uganda Cranes, the other nominated team.

Full Awards:

Player of the Year
Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)

Women’s Player of the Year

Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)

Youth Player of the Year
Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)

Men’s Coach of the Year
Herve Renard (Morocco)

Women’s Coach of the Year
Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

Men’s National Team of the Year
Mauritania

Women’s National Team of the Year
Nigeria

Platinum Award
His Excellency Macky Sall (President of the Republic of Senegal)

Federation President of the Year 
Fouzi Lekjaa

Goal of the Year
Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)

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