Michael Azira: defensive midfielder also announces retirement from International football

Mike Azira - Cranes

Uganda Cranes defensive midfielder Mike Azira has officially announced his retirement from International football.

This was confirmed on Wednesday evening in a letter that was written by player and forwarded to the FUFA President, Moses Magogo notifying him and the federation about his decision to hung up his boots

“Dear Engineer Magogo, Please accept this letter as a notification that I wish to retire from playing for the national team effective April 14 2021” Michael Azira wrote.

“Playing for the national team has been an honor and I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to represent my country and my family” he added

” I have enjoyed working with the federation and playing for the Uganda National team.playing two Africa Cup of nations was my best moments with the Cranes. These memories will always stay with me and they will Cherished always”

Azira becomes the third player to announce retirement in less than a week after captain Denis Onyango and Assistant captain Hassan Wasswa Mawanda hang up their boots on Monday and Saturday respectively.

The lethal midfielder who currently plays at New Mexico City has played 10 games on the senior national team since making his debut in 2016.

Kamardin Shero
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