Glo CAF Awards: Onyango beats Kalaba to Africa best player award
Chipolopolo captain Rainford Kalaba only managed a consolation third position at the Glo CAF awards in the CAF Africa’s best player based in Africa category which was won by Dennis Onyango of Uganda.
Pitted against Mamelodi Sundowns’ Khama Billiat and the Sundowns goalkeeper, the Zambian attacking midfielder who scored seven goals in seven games to help TP Mazembe to the 2016 Confederations Cup title was third behind winner Onyango and runner-up Billiat who are both 2016 CAF Champions League hold medalists.
Onyango was in fine form through the year for both club and country.
He relegated Chipolopolo number Kennedy Mweene to the bench at the club as he dominated proceedings between the sticks
This the second time he has failed to win the award after he was against nominated for the 2012 award together with Stopilla Sunzu which was eventually won by Mohamed Aboutrika.
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