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Onyango was on Tuesday hospitalized after suffering a head injury. Courtesy photo
Onyango was on Tuesday hospitalized after suffering a head injury. Courtesy photo

Ugandan Goal Keeper Dennis Onyango Suffers Serious Head Injury

Onyango had come out to collect the ball in the air but was challenged by Mbulelo who charged his elbow against Onyango’s face.
posted onAugust 8, 2018
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By Thomas Odongo

Ugandan goal keeper Dennis Onyango on Tuesday suffered a serous head injury while playing for his team Mamelodi Sundowns at the South Africa domestic topflight league ABSA.

Onyango who was crucial in between the sticks against their match day opponents Polokwane City suffered from a collision with Mbulelo Polokwane and had to be hospitalized.

However, fresh reports from South Africa indicate that Onyango who is also the Uganda Cranes captain is regaining but his return has not yet been foreseen.

“Denis is in a stable condition, and will have multiple tests done following a serious head injury,” the club provided an update in a tweet.

Onyango had come out to collect the ball in the air but was challenged by Mbulelo who charged his elbow against Onyango’s face.

He landed badly and stayed on the floor for a short time before being treated in the pitch and later taken to hospital.

Onyango's injury has come at a crucial time when Uganda needs him most during the AFCON Qualifiers that will be underway shortly.

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is very hopeful that his star will return to action very soon.

After being taken to hospital, he was replaced by Kennedy Mweene, a Zambian.

Mamelodi won the game 2-0 through Ricardo Nascimento scoring with a header from a Gaston Sirino assist in the 17th minute and Lebohang Maboe rising high to beat Polokwane goalkeeper George Chigova in the 53rd minute.

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