president museveni gifts retired uganda goalkeeper sleek car.
President Museveni gifting Onyango Dennis
byMay 11, 2021
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has gifted Uganda Cranes captain and goalkeeper Dennis Onyango a sleek 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross as a token of his appreciation for his 16 years of service to the national team.
Museveni further proposed that the government should consider supporting sporting heroes through bursaries to ensure they can be employed in other fields after they retire from their trade.
"At 35, a sportsman can still serve the country for another 20 years if deployed in civil service or given bursaries to train in higher institutions of learning in a discipline of their choice.
"We thank you, sportspeople. Though the government has not been supporting you fully, we support you indirectly through immunization, UPE, peace and security, which enables the development of your talents", he said.
"I congratulate Onyango for what he has done. We shall get time in the new government and decide on this export scheme whether it is good or bad. What can we do to keep our sportsmen here."
The South African based captain and goalkeeper currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns, is considered one of Africa's best goalkeepers today.