While Uganda Cranes earning her vital point against resilient Warriors of Zimbabwe in a one all draws encounter held on Wednesday at Cairo International Stadium, Onyango stood tall on the day.
The Cranes skipper, doubles as custodian Denis Masinde Onyango made a spectacular save in second half of the game that won’t easily get out of world football fans’ minds.
With all the Zimbabwean fans in stands at Cairo International Stadium and all over the world going in air for celebration, its when Onyango denied Knowledge Musona a chance to give his side a 2-1 lead.
“It was a good save but Zimbabwe was also counting 2-1, because everyone stood up” said Onyango in the post match interview.
“It was all about me to do what I have to do, and the moment the ball stopped on the line, I had to carry it away because if I was tempted to catch it, I would have gone with it in net but this time with experience.
All in all it was a good fight from boys” Onyango added.
Emmanuel Okwi put Uganda in the lead 11 minutes with a tap but Khama Billiat leveled the game in 40th minute.
The point moved Desabre coached side to four points in two games, stationed in second position behind Egypt who beat Dr Congo 2-0 to reach six points and qualify to round of sixteen.
Only a point from Egypt in their last group A game will book Uganda a direct qualification.