Denis Onyango: Cranes captain retires from International football


After 16 years of incredible service, Uganda Cranes skipper Denis Masinde Onyango has officially retired from International football.

This was confirmed on Monday evening by the player via his social media platforms.

“It is with heavy heart that I am announcing my retirement from International Football. After much consideration, my family, managers and I decided it was in my best interest to hang my gloves on my beloved Cranes. Big thanks to every Ugandan over the years.” He noted.

Onyango also forwarded a letter to the FUFA President, Moses Magogo notifying him and federation about his decision

“This letter represents my official notice of retirement from the Uganda National Football Team, the Cranes effective April 12 2021.”

“It has been a great pleasure and honour to represent my country and I will always appreciate the experience and knowledge that I have gained while playing for the Cranes.”

“I believe my notice-period is sufficient enough for the technical team to adequately prepare my replacement for the upcoming matches. By remaining a true patriot and supporter of football in my beloved Uganda I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and challenges.”

The confirmation comes after a few days after a leaked audio by Onyango pinned Magogo of being selfish and eating players money after the FUFA president made a statement last Monday that the players didn’t deserve to paid their allowances because they played Shitty football at CHAN .

Onyango becomes the second player to announce retirement after Hassan Wasswa, who was the Assistant captain hang up his boots on Saturday

In his 16 years with the national team, the goalkeeper has garnered 79 caps since he made his debut in 2005 against Cape Verde.

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