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Glo CAF Awards 2016, Denis Onyango makes history

Denis Onyango became the first goalkeeper to win African Player of the Year Award, it has never happened before

Mamelodi Sundowns & Uganda National team goalkeeper Denis Onyango

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango have been crowned as the King of African Football in the Glo CAF Awards 2016, Abuja.

For the African Player of the Year – Based in Africa, Onyango wrote his name in African football folklore, by becoming the first goalkeeper to scoop the award 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.

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