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Onyango Earns Nomination in PSL 2016/17 Season Awards

Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Masinde Onyango has been nominated in the Premier Soccer League Awards for the 2016/17 season.

Onyango who plies his trade at African champions, Mamelodi Sundowns was one of the players who made the nomination list released on Monday.

The gangly goal keeper has been shortlisted in the category of the best goalkeeper in the season 2016/17.

He will tussle it out with Bid vest’s Darren Keet and Shuaib Walters of Cape Town City FC.

Onyango who won the accolade last season will hotly compete with Meet who guided Bidvest Wits to winning the league title this season.

Keet kept nine clean sheets while Onyango had one more including a run of 5 consecutive clean sheets but his season was rendered short with injuries.

Teammate and captain Hlompho Kekana will contend for the top prize of the Premier Soccer League player of the season.

Full list of categories and nominees:

NFD Top goal scorer (winner): Sedwyn George (Royal Eagles)

MTN 8 Last Man Standing: Thulani Hlatshwayo, Daine Klate, Gabadinho Mhango (all Bidvest Wits)

Telkom Knockout Player of the Tournament: Aubrey Ngoma, Lebogang Manyama (both Cape Town City), Michael Boxall (SuperSport United)

Nedbank Cup Young Player of the Tournament: Nduduzo Sibiya, Siyabonga Dube (both Golden Arrows), Teboho Mokeona (SuperSport United)

Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament: Abbubaker Mobara, Mpho Makola (both Orlando Pirates), Teboho Mokoena (SuperSport United)

Absa Premiership Goalkeeper of the Season: Darren Keet (Bidvest Wits), Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Shuaib Walters (Cape Town City)

Absa Premiership Defender of the Season: Ramahlwe Mphahlele (Kaizer Chiefs), Sifiso Hlanti, Thulani Hlatshwayo (both Bidvest Wits)

Absa Premiership Midfielder of the Season: Aubrey Ngoma (Cape Town City), Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns), Thabang Monare (Bidvest Wits)

Absa Premiership Top goal scorer (winner): Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City)

Absa Premiership Coach of the Season: Eric Tinkler (Cape Town City), Gavin hunt (Bidvest Wits), Pitso Mosimane (Mamelodi Sundowns)

Absa Premiership Young Player of the Season: Motjeka Madisha (Mamelodi Sundowns), Nduduzo Sibiya (Golden Arrows), Phakamani Mahlambi (Bidvest Wits)

Absa Premiership Player of the Season: Aubrey Ngoma, Lebogang Manyama (both Cape Town City), Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns)

PSL Footballer of the Season: Hlompho Kekana (Mamelodi Sundowns), Lebogang Manyama (Cape Town City), Thulani Hlatshwayo (Bidvest Wits)

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