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

Arrows 0-2 Chiefs
Pirates 1-2 Celtic
Maritzburg 1-1 Wits
Highlands P 2-2 P Stars

fixtures

Chiefs vs FS Stars
Wits vs Ajax CT
CT City vs Highlands P
P Stars vs Pirates

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 13 25
2 Cape Town City 14 25
3 Kaizer Chiefs 15 24
3 SuperSport United 13 22
5 Polokwane City 14 21
6 Arrows 14 20
7 Maritzburg Utd 15 19
8 Orlando Pirates 13 18
9 Sundowns 8 16
10 Chippa United 13 16
11 Ajax Cape Town 14 15
12 Bloem Celtic 14 15
13 Platinum Stars 14 14
14 Highlands Park 15 13
15 Baroka FC 14 12
16 Free State Stars 14 11