President Yoweri Museveni and First Lady Janet Museveni have gifted ex-Cranes captain and goalkeeper Denis Masinde Onyango with a brand new luxurious 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vehicle for his remarkable 16-year national team career.
The car was delivered to Onyango by the President in a ceremony at State House, Entebbe on Thursday evening. FUFA President Moses Magogo and FUFA CEO Edgar Watson attended the handover ceremony.
State Ministers Hamson Obua (Sports), Nakiwala Kiyingi (Youth and Children Affairs), National Council of Sports (NCS), and Uganda Olympics Committee (UOC) chairman Donald Rukare were also present.
Onyango made his Cranes debut against Cape Verde in 2005 and retires with 79 caps for the national team. He was named Cranes captain in April 2017 following the retirement of veteran striker Geoffrey Massa.
The custodian features for Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa and in 2016, he was named Africa-based Player of the Year by CAF.
Museveni has in recent years offered luxurious cars to Stephen Kiprotich, Joshua Cheptegei, and Stella Chesang for their impressive performances.