Onyango: I would love to have faced Bafana


Former Ugandan national team captain Denis Onyango is anticipating a good game between The Cranes and Bafana Bafana set to take place in Soweto this evening.

Onyango will watch his national team for the first time as a spectator after retiring from international football recently. 

The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper paid the team a visit in camp this week, fresh off collecting his eight league winners' medal - a record he holds along with club teammate and former Bafana midfielder Hlompho Kekana.

Having hung his gloves, Onyango is now biting his nails and rooting behind his country of birth to beat his country of residence during the international friendly match at Orlando Stadium at 18h00 tonight.

"Against Bafana Bafana, I would have loved to play but unfortunately I have already retired. Now I am a supporter as everyone else," the 36-year-old told the media. 

"I believe it's gonna be a good game of football because both teams have young players – I see Bafana has called a lot of young players and Uganda is also trying to rebuild for the future. So, I anticipate a good game.

"There are also new coaches as well, so I anticipate and hope the game is going to come good."

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