Denis Onyango, Uganda Cranes make final CAF 2018 Awards shortlist

Looks to be another good year for Onyango

Confederation of African Football (CAF) Association has today released the final lists of nominees for this year’s Awards.

Captain Denis Onyango and Uganda Cranes have made it to the final list in the Men African Player of the Year and Team of the year categories respectively.

‘Mr SafeHands’, Onyango who plays his professional football with South Africa’s side Mamelodi Sundowns and led Uganda Cranes by example with his five AFCON qualifier clean sheets is in race with variety of nine other Africa’s finest talents such as Alex Iwobi (Nigeria, Arsenal), Andre Onana (Cameroon, Ajax), Anis Badri (Tunisia, Esperance) Mehdi Benatia (Morocco, Juventus), Mo Salah (Egypt, Liverpool), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon,  Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool) and Walid Soliman (Egypt, Ahly).

Uganda Cranes that won the gong in 2016 has again made it to the final three and it will be competing with Madagascar and Mauritania for the award. Cranes have an upper inch to scoop the award after making it to AFCON 2019 atop of their group.