Denis Onyango
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There will be a showdown between Uganda’s national team goalkeepers Denis Onyango and Robert Ondongkara in the CAF Champions’ League group stage this Saturday that features South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns against Ethiopia’s St. George.

Onyango is the Cranes captain, and normally first-choice goalie, while his opposite side Robert Ondongakara is the second choice keeper for Uganda.

Ethiopia’s St. George goalkeeper Robert Odongkara

The two shot stoppers are main starters for either club with Onyango playing a crucial role for the defending champions just like Odongkara for the Ethiopian giants.

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Onyango’s contract was recently extended by another four years, keeping him at the club up to the end of 2020-21.

The other Ugandan is Yassar Mugerwa who plays midfield for St. George FC who will look to help his team secure the 3 points against Onyango’s Sundowns.

Mugerwa has also formerly played in South Africa for Orlando Pirates football club.

Both Mugerwa and Odongkara are regular starters at St George and helped the team win their 14th league title with 62 points.

Odongkara featured when his side St George settled for a goal-less draw in South Africa during the first leg in South Africa.

Onyango and company arrived in Addis Ababa on Thursday morning and they will stay in Capital hotel.

Mamelodi are second in the group leading St. George on goal difference, and their final fixture will be against AS Vita at home.

Espérance Sportive de Tunis from Tunisia are the table leaders who will face DR Congo side As Vita and face Ondongkara in the final fixture.

 

CAF Champions League

Saturday, 1st July 2017

St George (Ethiopia) Vs Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) – Addis Ababa Stadium