The move, confirmed to KickOff.com by Aces’ chairman Mario Marfou today, puts an end to an agonizing month of uncertainty for the Cranes minder and presents him with another chance to show his class.
Onyango has moved from the triple League champions after a two-year stay in Tshwane for a fee of around R400 000. He signed a three-year contract, with the third year being optional. The entire deal is worth in excess of R2-million.
“I am being unveiled today. I have been in Pretoria because I need to go and get accommodation first before I can move with my family,” the 25-year-old told Uganda’s Daily Monitor.
Media speculation has been that AmaZulu looked Onyango’s likeliest destination.
“The AmaZulu deal fell through after we failed to agree on personal terms. The clubs had agreed theirs, but I wasn't happy with mine. And then my agent [Ivica Stankovic] came with a better offer from Aces,” Onyango discloses.
“For me it’s a brilliant new change, brilliant new challenges and I hope to do well,” said the former SC Villa and St George keeper.”
Normally it would be a huge step down, but for a man who has struggled to hold onto regular football at SuperSport and with the 2012 Nations Cup qualifiers beckoning, it was sensible that he looks for some action.