Onyango Named on 2016 CAF Best XI

Denis Onyango

Just a day to the much anticipated CAF glo awards, price Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the crème de la creme of 2016.

Uganda Cranes and Mamelodi Sundowns shot stopper, adiposity Dennis Masinde Onyango has been named in Africa’s best XI as the team’s goalkeeper.

The giant goalkeeper who was recently ranked 10th in the world by International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) made the cut after a successful 2016.

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Onyango helped Mamelodi Sundowns win the premier soccer league in South Africa and the coveted CAF champions league.

Arguably the best goalkeeper in Africa at the moment, see Onyango was named the best goalkeeper in South Africa last season and was also named in the CAF champions league best XI.

Onyango who is already in Abuja for CAF glo awards is nominated for the best African player based in Africa alongside teammate Khama Billiat and TP Mazembe’s Rainford Kalaba.

In a 4-3-3 system, the four defenders include Sergie Aurier, Aymen Abdennour, Eric Bailly and Joyce Lomalisa.

The three mid fielders are Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly and Rainford Kalaba while Riyah Mahrez, Sadio Mane and Pierre Emerick Aubemayang complete the forward positions.

CAF Africa Finest XI

Goalkeeper: Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Defenders: Serge AURIER (Cote d’Ivoire & Paris Saint-Germain), Aymen ABDENNOUR (Tunisia & Valencia), Eric BAILLY (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Joyce LOMALISA (DR Congo & AS Vita)

Midfielders: Khama BILLIAT (Zimbabwe & Mamelodi Sundowns), Rainford KALABA (Zambia & TP Mazembe), Keegan DOLLY (South Africa & Mamelodi Sundowns)

Forwards: Pierre-Emerick AUBAMEYANG (Gabon & Borussia Dortmund), Sadio MANE (Senegal & Liverpool), Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City)


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