Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango has been singled out for praise after retaining the Uganda national team captaincy.
Onyango, 34, was made the leader of the Cranes during Milutin Sredojevic's spell in charge, as he replaced long-serving Geoffrey Massa.
And under his leadership, the Uganda national team enjoyed a sustained period of development under Micho's successor Sebastian Desabre, as they reached the last-16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Now with Johnny McKinstry taking over the reins from the Frenchman, who has since joined Pyramids Football Club, the ambitious tactician confirmed that Onyango will remain a key figure in his future plans.
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"Denis as a footballer, his career, he is second to none. He has had an excellent career and he has justly gotten his rewards for that in terms of trophies and personal acknowledgments," McKinstry told BBC Football.
"He has obviously been the captain for the Cranes for a while now and down at Mamelodi Sundowns. He is a leading light in the dressing room so I think that there is a lot more that Denis has to offer. I very much want him to be part of the success we achieve going forward."
He added: "A good friend of mine [Andrew Sparkes] who was the goalkeeping coach at Orlando Pirates last season told me immediately when I got this job that 'you've got a great goalkeeper' and now he is the goalkeeping coach at Southampton.
"So there you have it. A Premier League goalkeeper [coach] texting me and saying you have a great goalkeeper, he should be in Europe."
Onyango has lifted 10 major trophies, which includes six Absa Premiership titles, since arriving in South Africa from Saint George in 2006.