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Sports Onyango guides Mamelodi Sundowns to ninth PSL title in South Africa

Uganda Cranes skipper and custodian Denis Onyango put up a man of the match performance to guide his team, Mamelodi Sundowns to their ninth and second Premier Soccer League (title) in a row.

Going into the Saturday game, the Masandawana were only two points above former Cranes coach Micho Sredjovic’s Orlando Pirates and their respective last games were a do or die but the former emerged the victors.

However, it was the Masandawana who were pipped to the post after a Phakamani Mahlambi 43rd minute goal was enough for the Brazilians to earn a narrow win in a game that Onyango proved his worth.

The result from Free State Stars’ Bethlehem was devastating to Micho’s Pirates who despite winning at home three nil had been pipped to the title by Mamelodi Sundowns.

The result ensured the Masandawana won their record ninth Premier Soccer League title and the fourth under the era of current coach, Pitso Mosimane.

Dennis Onyango didn’t disappoint.

The Brazillians won the South African league in 1998, 1999,2000,2006,2007, 2014, 2016, 2018 and now 2019.

Other teams to have won the PSL previously include Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs for four times each whereas Super Sport United has won the South African league three times.

For 33-year-old Cranes captain Denis Onyango who joined Masandawana in 2011, this is his fourth PSL title with the club that extended his services with them for another four and half years early this year.

 

Sports Man Utd Confirm Herrera Exit Amid PSG Rumours

ManchesterUnited have confirmed that Ander Herrera will be leaving the club this summer following five years with the Old Trafford side.

Rumours of interest from ParisSaint-Germain have circulated for some time as the 29-year-old entered the final year of his contract with the Red Devils, with free agency beckoning from the beginning of July.

The tenacious midfielder is yet to make any announcements regarding his next destination, however, but did take time to bid farewell to a club at which he won the FA CupCarabao Cup and EuropaLeague.

“There is red in my heart, I knew it from the first time I played here and in the moment that I started to wear it,” the Spaniard expressed in a farewell video released by the club.

“A club with thousands of fans that respect and remember all the players who give everything.

“I felt special when I heard my name chanted. I felt proud when the fans decided I was part of this incredible history.

“Every time I represented this club, in every game, in wins and loses, even when I couldn’t help from the grass, I understood what this club means.

“I am going to remember each of the almost 200 matches that I have played with this jersey. Because playing for the greatest club in England has been a true honour. 

“Thanks for these five amazing years.”

United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted on Friday that the midfielder looked set to leave and might make his last appearance for the club as they finish the season with a home game against Cardiff.

 “Ander might play [against Cardiff], I don’t know yet,” he told reporters. “We haven’t picked the team and he’s probably going to announce himself later on where he’s going to continue his football.”

Herrera joined United in 2014 from Athletic Club and has since gone on to make 189 appearances, scoring 20 goals.

He has featured 22 times in the Premier League this season, starting 16 of those.

– Goal

 

Sports Uganda Premier League 2018/19 climax: All the final day match officials

FIFA Referee Brian Nsubuga Miiro will handle KCCA – Maroons game at Lugogo

The thrilling 2018/19 Uganda Premier League ‘The only League that matters’ officially comes to an end on Saturday, 4th May 2019.

Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club will be crowned as champions, dethroning last season’s winners Vipers Sports Club who are already in second place.

The third place contest is between Tooro United and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

Ironically, the two sides square off at the Kavumba Recreational Stadium.

The three debutants Ndejje University, Paidha Black Angels and Nyamityobora were all confirmed relegated.

Celebrated FIFA Referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga will handle the live game on television when champions KCCA play Maroons at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.

Miiro will be assisted by FIFA assistant referees Isa Masembe (first assistant) and Marex Nakitto as the second assistant.

FIFA Referee Ali Sabilla Chelengat, fresh from handling Proline’s one all draw at the same venue with Kansai Plascon will be the fourth official.