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Onyango Named Among Best Goalkeepers of 2018


Uganda Cranes skipper Dennis Masinde Onyango continues to prove that he is one of the best shot stoppers in the World.

Currently regarded by many as Africa’s finest, the gangly goalkeeper has kept etching his name among the best globally.

On Thursday, Onyango who plies his trade with South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns was named on the list of the top goalkeepers in the world by International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

Onyango is joint 16 on the list alongside Russia’s Igor Akinfeev, Guillermo Ochoa from Mexico and Yann Sommer from Switzerland.

It should be noted that in 2016 when Onyango was named the best player in Africa and helped Uganda return to Africa Cup of Nations after 39 years, he was named 10th on the list.

He is the only African goalkeeper in the top twenty.

Just last week, Onyango was nominated on the short list for the CAF 2018 best player after helping Uganda return to AFCON without conceding a goal.



Dennis Onyango in action for Uganda at Namboole(Courtesy Photo)

Courtois ranks top on the list followed by Hugo Lorris while Gianluigi Buffon, Keyler Navas and Jan Oblak complete the top five positions.

1. Thibaut Courtois – Belgium (Chelsea/ Real Madrid) 181 points

2. Hugo Lloris – France (Tottenham) 109 points

3. Gianluigi Buffon – Italy (Juventus/PSG) 59 points

4. Keylor Navas – Costa Rica (Real Madrid) 58 points

5. Jan Oblak – Slovenia (Atletico Madrid) 49 points

_ Marc André Ter Stegen – Germany (Barcelona) 49 points

7. Allison Ramses Becker – Brazil (Liverpool) 36 points

8. David De Gea – Spain (Manchester United) 33 points

9. Danijel Subasic – Croatia (AS Monaco) 23 points

10. Manuel Neuer – Germany (Bayern Munich) 20 points

11. Jordan Pickford – England (Everton) 11 points

12. Kasper Schmeichel – Denmark (Leicester City) 9 points

13. Ederson – Brazil (Manchester City) 6 points

14. Samir Handanovic – Slovenia (Inter Milan) 4 points

15. Franco Armami – Argentina ( River Plate) 3 points

16. Igor Akinfeev – Russia (CSKA Moscow) 1 point

_ Guillermo Ochoa – Mexico (Standard Liege) 1 point

_Denis Onyango – Uganda (Mamelodi Sundowns) 1 point
_Yann Sommer -Switzerland (Monchengladbach) 1 point.

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