Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango has been named Africa’s best football goalkeeper in the just concluded CAF Awards 2018
He 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 him standing next to other award winners including Mo Salah (who won African Best Football player) with each holding his award.
The Awards Gala, to honor footballers and officials who distinguished themselves during the year 2018 was held on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 in Dakar, Senegal.
Onyango was shortlisted with 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, and Coaches & Captains of the 54 Member Associations.
Winners at the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF)
Player of the Year: Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool/ENG)
Women’s player of the Year: Chrestinah Kgatlana (South Africa)
Youth player of the Year: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)
Coach of the Year: Herve Renard (Morocco)
Women’s coach of the Year: Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
National team of the year: Mauritania
Women’s national team of the year: Nigeria
Goal of the Year: Chrestinah Kgatlana (South Africa)
Africa All Stars
Denis Onyango (Uganda); Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast), Medhi Benatia (Morocco), Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal); Thomas Partey (Ghana), Naby Keita (Guinea), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria); Sadio Mane (Senegal), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Mohmaed Salah (Egypt)