African News 6.1.2017 08:57 am

Onyango makes history at Caf awards

Denis Onyango

Denis Onyango

Denis Onyango wrote his name in African football history, by becoming the first goalkeeper to scoop the African Player of the Year – Based in Africa award.

The award is designed to reward players who ply their trade on the continent.

The 31-year old, whose exploits in the posts was critical to Uganda’s qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time after a 39-year hiatus, and also starred in Mamelodi Sundowns’ conquest of Africa last year tallied 252 votes, 24 more than his club-mate, Khama Billiat of Zimbabwe.

Zambian Rainford Kalaba finished third with 206 votes.

Mamelodi Sundowns were crowned Club of the Year, while head coach Pitso Mosimane went away with the Coach of the Year award.

poll

results

CT City 3-0 Baroka
Chiefs 1-1 Ajax
Sundowns 2-0 Wits

fixtures

Sundowns vs Chippa
Wits vs Celtic

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 16 34
2 Kaizer Chiefs 18 33
3 SuperSport United 17 33
4 Cape Town City 18 32
5 Sundowns 12 26
6 Polokwane City 18 24
7 Arrows 18 23
8 Chippa United 17 20
9 Maritzburg Utd 18 20
10 Orlando Pirates 17 20
11 Ajax Cape Town 18 19
12 Bloem Celtic 17 18
13 Free State Stars 18 18
14 Platinum Stars 16 16
15 Highlands Park 18 14
16 Baroka FC 18 13