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July 16, 2024

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Cranes captain Denis Onyango follows Hassan Wasswa into international retirement

Joseph Balikuddembe 

Barely a week when his assistant Hassan Wasswa announced his retirement from Cranes duty, national football team captain Denis Onyango has also followed suit by throwing a huge bombshell announcing his retirement too.

In a statement released on his official social media handles, a heavy hearted Onyango thanked his managers, family and the federation for the role played in his career.

“It is with a 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. “

Onyango earned 75 caps for the national team, having won his debut in 2005 in a World cup qualifying match against Cape Verde.

He guided Uganda to 2 AFCON finals and he took part in both of them.

Recently, he was in the sticks when Uganda Uganda embarrassingly lost to South Sudan, a match that dented Uganda’s Hope’s of reaching next year’s AFCON in Cameroon.

His retirement letter was sent to FUFA president Moses Magogo asking him to acknowledge and accept his decision.

End of an Era: Onyango and Wasswa lead the Cranes of the dugout on a recent match

“This letter represents my official notice of retirement from the Uganda national football team , The Cranes effective April 12 2021.”

” It has been 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 that my short notice period is sufficient enough for the Technical team to adequately prepare for the upcoming matches. By remaining a true patriot fr the football in my beloved Uganda, I wish you all the best in your endeavours and challenges”