Uganda Cranes coach Micho Sredejovic’s prayers to atleast have most of his starting players getting play time that their respective clubs has received a timely boast with Cranes first choice goalkeeper Dennis Onyango joining Bidvest Wits on a one year loan deal from Mamelodi Sundowns.
Just like Micho’s prayers that the team play at least one international friendly match against a top team before facing Senegal in their last 2014 World Cup qualifier have been answered with a date against 7-time African champions less than a fortnignt away.
Wits now are the saviours; giving Onyango play time and possibly finalising the capture of teenage Uganda defender Savio Kabugo would be a plus.
Reports indicate that the PSL giants had wanted to sign Onyango on a permanent basis but Sundowns rejected the deal.
Onyango, who passed a medical on Friday, said that he is very happy to move to another club to try and get enough playing time. The goalkeeper, who was part of the Sundowns team that was in Ghana last month for pre-season training and a series of games, said he was ready to compete with the other goalkeepers for the club’s number one shirt.
In June, Onyango said it would be difficult for Sundowns to keep five International goalkeepers on the bench.
“I think it is only wise to move on where you can get playing time,” the former SuperSport goalkeeper said.
The move for the Ugandan international was perhaps unavoidable after Sundowns signed Zambia’s first choice goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene in June from Free State Stars to bring the number of goalkeepers at the club to five.
Other goalkeepers registered for teh 2013/2014 season by Sundowns before Mweene’s arrival include Thela Ngobeni, Wayne Sandilands and Glenn Verbauwhede.
Sundowns had only extended Onyango’s contract over two months ago.