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.

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Wits 2-0 Polokwane
Plat Stars 2-0 Chiefs
Sundowns 2-2 Maritzburg

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Chiefs vs Wits
Sundows vs Highlands

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# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 28 57
2 Sundowns 28 55
3 Cape Town City 28 52
4 SuperSport United 28 48
5 Kaizer Chiefs 28 47
6 Polokwane City 28 40
7 Maritzburg Utd 28 36
8 Ajax Cape Town 28 35
9 Arrows 28 35
10 Orlando Pirates 28 32
11 Platinum Stars 28 31
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 28 27
13 Free State Stars 28 26
14 Highlands Park 28 25
15 Chippa United 28 24
16 Baroka FC 28 24

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