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Onyango Helps Sundowns Win Champions League Trophy

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Uganda Cranes first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango helped Mamelodi Sundowns win the 2016 CAF Champions League trophy.
Onyango celebrates with the Sundowns players in Egypt last night.
A first half injury to Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango did not stop Mamelodi Sundowns from winning the 2016 CAF Champions League trophy.

Onyango, who has been in good form this season, was carried off injured in the 28th minute on Sunday. 

Although the South African side lost 1-0 in Egypt to Zamalek, they won 3-1 on goal aggregate, having won the first leg of the final 3-0.

The experienced goalkeeper who is also nominated for the 2015 African Player of the Year Award becomes to first Ugandan player to win the Africa Champions league. “This is a very sweet feeling to be part of this great team and make history,” Onyango told URN.

The win gives Mamelodi Sundowns chance to rub shoulders with the likes of Spain's Barcelona during the 2016 World Club Championships in Japan this December.

Zamalek who have won the Africa Champions League title a record five times scored through Nigerian import Stanley Ohawuchi later in the second half.

Interestingly, Zamalek's chairman Mortada Mansour attributed the defeat to “magic and sorcery”.

Mansour claimed that the “magic and sorcery” kept Zamalek from scoring many goals during the second leg of the Champions League final.

“Is it natural to waste 18 chances in front of goal? Things were obviously not normal and there was magic and sorcery involved,” he exclaimed.

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