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Sundowns keeper Onyango named Caf Player of the Year (Based in Africa)

Sundowns keeper Onyango named Caf Player of the Year (Based in Africa)

Onyango is competing for the best Africa based player award with fellow Mamelodi Sundowns team-mate Khama Billiat and TP Mazembe's Rainford Kalaba.

Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday, Rohr said: "I am sure next year one of Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses will be in the final shortlist for the Africa Player of the Year award".

The Uganda global beat off stiff competition from teammate Khama Billiat and TP Mazembe and Zambia worldwide Rainford Kalaba, accumulating 252 votes in the process.

The top three nominees for the prestigious CAF African Footballer of the Year for 2016 - Riyad Mahrez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sadio Mane - are on the starting line-up.

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Algeria and Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez is tipped to be crowned the Confederation of African Football's player of the year on Thursday.

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Other categories are National Team of the Year, Women's National Team of the Year, Most Promising Talent of the Year, Youth Player of the Year amongst others.

Apart from helping Sundowns conquer both the PSL and Africa in 2016, Onyango was also instrumental in Uganda's qualification to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Gabon.


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