August 5, 2013

Onyango move excites Micho

Cranes coach Micho has expressed his happiness towards goalkeeper Dennis Onyango’s loan move to Bidvest Wits.

Micho told reporters over the weekend that Onyango’s loan move to Wits is good news for him and the Cranes.

“Switching to Wits is a very good move because the player has not been getting enough playing time at Mamelodi Sundowns,”  Micho said.

Cranes Coach Micho is confident Onyango's move was a great boast to Uganda's World Cup aspirations
Cranes Coach Micho is confident Onyango’s move was a great boast to Uganda’s World Cup aspirations

Onyango who won the 2010 PSL league title with SuperSport United before crossing to Sundowns failed to get enough playing time last season. The former SC Villa and Ethiopian giants St. George goalkeeper was only active for Uganda during the 2013 Afcon and the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Micho, who also handled PSL side Orlando Pirates in 2006, said he is very optimistic Wits will give Onyango enough playing time. “Onyango’s move is very good for the national team at a time when we have about a month to play Senegal in a crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier,” Micho said.

“This is very good because my three goalkeepers Onyango, Robert Odonkara and Abey Dhaira will all be very competitive. This will cause a huge problem on who to select for the game.”

Odonkara is already active with St. George in the on-going CAF Confederation Cup while Dhaira is expected to get playing time at Tanzania’s Simba SC after Tanzania’s national team goalkeeper Juma Kaseja’s departure.

“It is always good to play a crucial match when the goalkeeping department is well taken care of,” Micho told mtnfootball.

Onyango missed the Cranes match against Liberia because of suspension, while injury ruled him out of the game against Angola that the Cranes won 2-1.

The two games revived the Cranes hopes of making it to the final phase of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Dennis Onyango has signed a one-year loan deal at PSL side Bidvest Wit
Dennis Onyango has signed a one-year loan deal at PSL side Bidvest Wit
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