Uganda Cranes Captain, Denis Onyango has been nominated for the 2018 African Player of the Year award.
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) released a list and of the 34 nominees, Onyango was the only nominee.
Onyango will have to compete and beat Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah who finished third in this year’s FIFA World Player of the year Awards.
Other nomnees include Arsenal’s duo of Alex Iwobi and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye, Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Juventus’s Medhi Benatia, Liverpool’s duo of Neby Keita and Sadio Mane, and Porto’s Yacine Brahimi.
Onyango has portrayed exceptional performances for both the Uganda Cranes and his South African based-Club Mamelodi Sundowns.
It should be noted that Onyango also won the 2016 African Player of the Year – Based in Africa.