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Onyango Gives Back to Former Club, SC Villa

Dennis Onyango poses with SC Villa players

“Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.” says the Bible.

Perhaps Uganda cranes and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Masinde Onyango could have based on the above Biblical teaching as he donated playing equipment to his former club SC Villa.

Onyango donated balls and gloves to management of SC Villa on Monday as a token of appreciation for nurturing him to what he is today.

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“I’m so happy to return here at Villa park where I started my career as a goalkeeper” said Onyango.

“I thank SC Villa for giving me an opportunity because I was a very young boy and it was not easy to draft me into the team but they believed in me,” he recalled.

Onyango (R) hands over the balls to SC Villa technical director Yusuf Kyeyune(Chuni)

Onyango (R) hands over the balls to SC Villa technical director Yusuf Kyeyune(Chuni)

Arguably the best goalkeeper on the African continent at the moment, Onyango who had a splendid year (2016) which saw him win the coveted CAF champions league with his club believes the foundation he got at SC Villa park moulded him to what he is today.

“It is from here (SC Villa Park) that my career was built so I always look to this place as my home” Onyango stated.

The giant goalkeeper also had a word for the SC Villa fans encouraging them to always support the club and the local league.

“I encourage fans to always support SC Villa because it is the local teams that nurture and develop us to become better players.”

Onyango joins several other footballers who have donated to either former clubs or their villages including Salim Jamal (in Paliisa), Tonny Mawejje (Masaka), Moses Oloya (Kireka United) and Geoffrey Massa (Police FC) among others.

Onyango poses with SC Villa fans at Villa park on Monday

Onyango poses with SC Villa fans at Villa park on Monday

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