Uganda Cranes team captain Denis Masinde Onyango has posted a message saying he feels better following the head injury he sustained when his club Mamelodi Sundowns played against Polokwane City last evening in the Absa Premiership.
Onyango was involved in a nasty collision with Polokwane City’s striker Mbulelo Wagaba as he jumped into air to collect the ball in the 51st minute.
In a social media video published by Mamelodi Sundowns on twitter, Denis said he feels better now than he was when being taken off the pitch. The club said he will have further multiple tests done following the serious injury.
“Hi, this is Denis, am feeling much better, there is nothing major. Thanks for win and good hard fought game,” he said.
The 2016 African Player of the year was stretched off the pitch, lifted into an ambulance and taken to the hospital for further medical attention. He was then replaced by Zambian goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.
Team head coach Pitso Mosimane also said the football star will very soon return to action saying it wasn’t a serious injury in the post-match interview.
Mamelodi edged Polokwane City 2-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, in a victory that took the Brazilians to second spot in the league standings while Rise and Shine moved down to 16th place.
The goals were scored by Ricardo Nascimento in the 17th minute and Lebohang Maboe in the 53rd minute.