Mr Safe Hands was part of the Uganda Cranes team for 16 years.

Former Uganda Cranes skipper Dennis Onyango is smiling ear to ear after Speaker Rebecca Kadaga promised to instruct the Parliament sports team to move a motion for a special parliamentary session to recognize the selfless service. Denis Onyango announced his retirement from the national team last week.

This was in response to Comedian Hannington Bugingo’s request through his Facebook platform that was reshared by Patrick Salvador on Twitter. “I agree entirely with the proposal for a motion of recognition for Dennis Onyango, I shall instruct the parliament sports team to act. Am a great fan of Dennis Onyango and the Cranes,” the Speaker said as she retweeted comedians Patrick Salvado and Hannington Bugingo’s petition to honor ‘Mr. Safehands.’ Kadaga responded to Patrick Salvador.

“Rt Hon Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, I move a motion to hold a special Parliamentary session to Honour Denis Onyango for the 16 years of service he has rendered our great nation. He is also the first and only Ugandan to ever be named the African footballer of the year. Mr ‘safe Hands’ is the greatest footballer Uganda has ever produced at the continental stage. He has also won Total CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup.” Bugingo requested on Facebook.

This comes after the parliamentary committee on education and sports last Thursday heard that Education Minister Janet Museveni will soon honor Onyango.