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Dennis Onyango retires from the Uganda cranes.

In a statement released on 12th April 2021, the Uganda cranes goal keeper and Captain, Dennis Onyango, 35, after much consideration has decided to retire from Uganda’s National football team. The player who debuted in 2005 has announced his decision to ‘hang in his gloves’ after much consideration following the retirement of fellow team player Hassan Wasswa Mwanda who also resigned on Saturday.

“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 said in a statement.

The former captain whose 73rd minute goal save against Zimbabwe gave Uganda a fighting chance in the previous African Cup of Nations also catapulted him to stardom as potentially Africa’s best goalkeeper. The news of his departure from the National team has left many bereft and the circumstances not yet clear as to why the players quit in the first place. However a leaked audio from Onyango highlighted tension between The FUFA Boss Moses Magogo and the players who blamed him for mistreatment and selfish tendencies(payment arrears).

“Thanks for your service. You leave a legend and all the best for the rest of your career. Over to you Jamal.” said one Kasekende Deo. The retirement that comes shortly after the Cranes lost to Malawi has left many pensive about who will replace Onyango in the next matches although critics are putting their bets on Al Hilal Club’s Omar Jamal Salim Magoola. More to come.

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