Award winning Uganda Cranes goalkeeper, Denis Onyango is expected to testify of God’s goodness in his life at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast slated for Tuesday.
Onyango, the Cranes captain, plays for South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Ugandan skipper won the prestigious African Player of the Year accolade in 2016.
Onyango’s story has been one of ‘glory to glory’ over the years.
Born and bead in Uganda, Onyango began his career from the country before he went to play in the South African Premier Soccer League with SuperSport United, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Mamelodi Sundowns. With Mamelodi Sundowns, he won the 2016 CAF Champions League and took part in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.
He represented Uganda at the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, 2017.
Onyango started his career with SC Villa in Kampala and later joined St. George SA in Ethiopia. In 2006, Onyango joined South African Premier Soccer League side SuperSport United. The Uganda Sports Press Associations voted Onyango as the best sports personality in the month of October 2016 in Uganda. Onyango is renowned for his penalty-saving and his play in one-on-one situations. He is all round, very consistent and calm as described by Mark Anderson a former Sundowns goalkeeper coach.
According to David Bahati, the state minister for finance who also doubles as the chairperson of the organising committee, this year’s breakfast will be officiated by US Preacher, Johnny Enlow.
“The essence of the prayer breakfast is to remind legislators and leaders in the country, of their role in making laws, policies and decisions that respect and develop mankind as children of God and to deepen our relationship with God,” Bahati says in a statement released on Friday.
On the importance of the breakfast, he said, “It is also to give our Nation that Spiritual strength, to renew and strengthen those bonds of brotherhood with the faithful across our Country and around the world. The National Prayer Breakfast also gives us the opportunity to ask for God’s guidance and express our gratitude for what he has given us.”
The National Prayer Breakfast, which has been organised by the Parliament of Uganda since 1991, is an annual event held on 8 October, ahead of the country’s Independence Day celebrations the following day. It is also the day when Uganda’s 1995 Constitution was promulgated.
“This year, we chose Pr. Johnny Enlow because of his passion to awaken our generation to the reality of the God of all of life, who not only cares for our souls, but also has practical solutions to offer through His sons and daughters for every problem that exists in society.
Enlow a Senior Apostolic Leader at Harvest International Ministries (H.I.M) and a Founder of Daystar International Christian Fellowship in Atlanta.