AFCON 2017 Group D Qualifier: Uganda Cranes Vs Comoros

  • Sunday, 4th September 2016 – Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole – Kampala (5 pm) 
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Questions regarding the fitness levels of Uganda Cranes first choice goalkeeper, Denis Masinde Onyango as the crucial 2017 AFCON qualifier against Comoros nears have been answered affirmatively with a nodding response.

Onyango trained on Thursday evening with the rest of his Uganda Cranes teammates for the first time since arriving from South Africa on Monday.

His coach, Milutin Sredejovic is impressed that he managed to train well on Thursday;

We are happy that Onyango managed to train well on Thursday. He continues with the recovery process and will be fully fit for the game on Sunday

Earlier last Sunday, the gangly shot stopper had featured in Mamelodi Sundowns’ 3-1 victory over SuperSport and limped for the last quarter of the game.

He sat with a bandaged hand in the stands as the Uganda Cranes drew goal-less with Kenya in the international friendly match played on Tuesday at Namboole.

Onyango will once again train on Friday evening at Namboole with the rest of the players as the medical team and the goalkeeping coach, Fred Kajoba fully monitors his situation.

Over the years, Onyango has been exceptional and imposing figure in between the goalposts for club and country.

On Thursday night during the Uganda Cranes dinner, he spoke on behalf of players with a special call for the rest of his teammates to raise the bar in Sunday’s game. 

The two other goalkeepers in contention are Vipers Isma Watenga and El Merriekh goalie Jamal Salim.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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