Onyango among favourites to win 2019/20 PSL goalkeeper of the year

DAVID GOMBE

Uganda Cranes skipper and Mamelodi Sundowns custodian Denis Masinde Onyango has been nominated in the 2019/20 Premier Soccer League awards.

Onyango will compete with SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams and Kaizer Cheifs custodian Daniel Akpeyi for the goalkeeper of the season award.

The Ugandan shot stopper played a pivot role for Sundowns as they secured unprecedented treble last season. He registered eight clean sheets in 21 league games.

Onyango’s teammates Themba Zwane and Gaston Sirino will tussle it out with Peter Shalulile (Highlands Park) and Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Cheifs for the Footballer of the season award.

Zwane netted 14 goals, registered 12 assists in 41 games in all competitions while Chiefs forward had 13 goals and six assists in 26 league games, keeping his side in the title contention.

New Al Ahly coach Pitso Mosimane ( formerly at Sundowns), former Kaizer Chiefs Ernst Middendorp now with Saint George SC in Ethiopia and Maritzburg’s Eric Tinkler have been nominated for the coach of the season gong.

The winners will be awarded before the kick off the the new PSL season on October 24, 2020.

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