Onyango has been named the best player on the continent (Based in Africa) for his stellar displays for both Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda in the past 12 months
This was at the glamorous awards night held at the International Conference Center in Abuja on Thursday night.
The Uganda international beat off stiff competition from teammate Khama Billiat and TP Mazembe and Zambia international Rainford Kalaba, accumulating 252 votes in the process.
Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes beat DR Congo and Senegal to the team of the year award after a clinical year of breaking the 39 year of jinx after failure to return to the continental showpiece.
Full list of Glo-CAF Award winners:
African Player of the Year
Riyad MAHREZ (Algeria & Leicester City)
African Player of the Year – Based in Africa
Denis ONYANGO (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
Women’s Player of the Year
Asisat OSHOALA (Nigeria & Arsenal Ladies)
Most Promising Talent
Kelechi IHEANACHO (Nigeria & Manchester City)
Youth Player of the Year
Alex IWOBI (Nigeria and Arsenal)
Coach of the Year
Pitso MOSIMANE (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Club of the Year
National Team of the Year
Women’s National Team of the Year
Referee of the Year
Bakary Papa GASSAMA