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Will Onyango move with Moismane to Egypt?

By Fred Kaweesi

Added 1st October 2020 03:16 AM

With Mosimane's future almost clear, it will be interesting to know how this move impacts Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango.

Will Onyango move with Moismane to Egypt?

Cranes goalkeeper Onyango. File photo

With Mosimane's future almost clear, it will be interesting to know how this move impacts Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango.

It's official. Pisto Mosimane has decided to draw the curtains on his reign at Mamelodi Sundowns.

And club owner Patrice Motsepe today blessed his departure to a top Egyptian club.

In his statement, Motsepe highlighted the background to the development and the club's final decision.

"Pitso Mosimane and his agent Moira Tlhagale, who is also his wife, came to brief me on the discussions between Pitso Mosimane and a top Egyptian club. Sundowns have been aware of the ongoing discussions between Pitso Mosimane and the Egyptian club and with other North African clubs.

"I have received a warm and emotional note from Pitso and am very proud of his achievements at Mamelodi Sundowns. Pitso has been the most successful coach in the history of Sundowns and will always be a member of the Mamelodi Sundowns Family. I wish him, Moira, and his family everything of the very best, and I hope to see him coaching in Europe soon.

Various media outlets have since hinted that Mosimane has already been offered the coaching position at Egyptian giants Al Ahly to succeed Rene Weiler.  

Uganda's interests

With Mosimane's future almost clear, it will be interesting to know how this move impacts Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango. It must be said that Mosimane's fate will have far-reaching consequences on the future of Onyango at Sundowns.

Onyango and Mosimane have a football fatherly relationship that stems way back to 2006 when the South African coach signed him from Ethiopian giants St George for SuperSport United.

Mosimane, who won his fifth league title this season to become the most decorated coach in the Premiership has a total of 11 trophies in his eight years at Sundowns - a majority of which he shares with Onyango.

Both won titles at SuperSport United (2006-2010) before reuniting in 2011 and winning a couple of more trophies together with Sundowns.

Mosimane is highly rated all over the continent, and particularly in North Africa, after he managed to end the Arab sides' seeming invincibility with that historic Africa Champions League title with Sundowns in 2016.

The bond between the pair suggests that Onyango could be tempted to follow through his football father's footsteps.

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