11 Facts about Denis Onyango

Denis Masinde Onyango is arguably one of the most underrated players in the South African Premier Soccer League. Some even argue he’s one of, if not the best goalkeeper in Africa. While he has his acclaim, few details are known about him. So, in this video we will look into 8 facts about the Ugandan giant you may not know. So, watch till the end and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content like this. We upload videos every Sunday. So, visit again next Sunday for another video.

11. Is Denis and Brian Onyango related?

Brian and Denis are thought to be related because they share a surname and play professional football for the same team. These are purely coincidental events. Lillian Nabwire, Ivan Mudambo, and Hellen Ajambo are Masinde’s siblings. [1]

10. What is Denis Onyango’s salary in rands?

Masinde, unfortunately, has not disclosed his salary. We do, however, know what his current market value is. It is worth 750 thousand pounds, or approximately 12 million seven hundred thousand Rands. Some estimate that the player is paid somewhere around 300,000 rands.

9. How tall is Denis Onyango?

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Denis Onyango height is 6 feet and one inch. Which would measure up to 185cm in conventional measurements. According to his profile, he also weighs approximately 194 pounds. Making him a real giant in real life.

8. How many children does he have?

If you look at Masinde’s Instagram, you’ll notice that he has a few pictures of his better half, Barbara Namubiru. However, she appears to prefer a private life, making it difficult to obtain information such as Denis Onyango wife age. This brings us to the second question, which is about Denis Onyango’s children. He has four sons, about whom he frequently posts on this website. He appears to be a hands-on father who values quality time with his sons.

7. Is Onyango leaving Sundowns?

Denis Onyango, goalkeeper for Mamelodi Sundowns, has responded to the question of whether he plans to retire from professional football anytime soon. Following Sundowns’ victory this season, the 38-year-old won a record 10th Premiership title in South Africa. Denis Onyango won seven titles at Masandawana and three at SuperSport United, making him the South African player with the most league titles. [2]

Onyango was asked if he was thinking about retiring during an interview with SABC Radio station PhalaPhala FM on Thursday. Onyango said on the sports show ‘Zwamitambo’ that he still wants to lift these trophies. The Body still says I can, and who knows, maybe one or two more seasons. But, for the time being, the club says you can still give us something.

6. He was ranked the 10th world best goalkeeper

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He won the 2016 CAF Champions League and competed in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup with Mamelodi Sundowns. Denis was named African-based African Player of the Year in 2016. He was also named the tenth best goalkeeper in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics in 2016.

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5. He began his career in Uganda

He captained Uganda at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and will continue to do so until his international retirement in 2021. Onyango began his career with SC Villa in Kampala before moving on to St. George SA in Ethiopia. Onyango joined Supersport United of the South African Premier Soccer League in 2006. SuperSport United released him on July 8, 2010. Mpumalanga Black Aces signed free agent Onyango on July 26, 2010.

4. He made 14 clean sheets at Mamelodi Sundowns

Onyango joined South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns in 2011. On August 2, 2013, he joined league rivals Bidvest Wits on loan. Mamelodi Sundowns exercised their option to extend Onyango’s contract by a year in July 2014. In the 2015-16 season, Onyango was named PSL Goalkeeper of the Season (best player in South Africa’s top division) after keeping 14 clean sheets as Sundowns set a new record with 71 points.

3. He won African player of the year in 2015-2016

The Uganda Sports Press Associations named Onyango the best sports personality in Uganda in October 2016. He was named the 2016 African-based African Player of the Year at the CAF Awards in Nigeria on January 5, 2017. In the end, he received 252 votes, compared to 228 votes for second place Khama Billiat. [3]

2. He started playing for Uganda in 2005

Onyango made his international debut for Uganda in a World Cup qualifying match against Cape Verde on June 18, 2005. Onyango then became a regular for the Cranes. By conceding only two goals in six qualifying matches, Onyango helped the Cranes qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. He made his debut at the Africa Cup of Nations in the 31st edition, which Gabon hosted from 14 January to 5 February 2017.

1. He retired after Uganda failed to Qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

In April 2017, he was named captain of the national team. Onyango announced his international retirement on April 12, 2021, after Uganda failed to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Onyango is well-known for his penalty-saving abilities and one-on-one play. Mark Anderson, a former Sundowns goalkeeper coach, described him as “all-round, very consistent, and calm.” check in again next week Sunday for another soccer video. And do subscribe for more content like this.