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Uganda Cranes captain Onyango retires

Onyango has won many awards in Uganda and abroad. FILE PHOTO

Johannesburg, South Africa |  THE INDEPENDENT | One of the greatest goalkeepers Uganda Cranes has had, Denis Onyango, has retired from international football.

The South African based captain and goalkeeper, is considered one of Africa’s best goalkeepers today and his starring role led Uganda Cranes to two consecutive African Cup of Nations finals in 2017 and 2019. Uganda had not qualified for the AFCON finals since 1978.

“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,” he announced on twitter in the past one hour.

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