In a letter dated 12th April 2021 to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Denis Onyango announced his retirement from play for Uganda’s National team “THE CRANES”.
“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” says the letter
“I belive that my notice period is sufficient enough for the technical team to adequately prepare my replacement for the upcoming matches. By remaining a true a ture patriot and supporter of football in my beloved Uganda I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and challenges” Part of the letter
Denis Onyango born 15 May 1985, he was a Ugandan professional footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda as a goalkeeper and serves as captain of Uganda Cranes until his retirement on 12th April 2021.
Onyango begun his career in Uganda, went on to play in the South African Premier Soccer League with Supersport United, Mpumalanga Black Aces, and Mamelodi Sundowns. With Mamelodi Sundowns, he won the 2016 CAF Champions League and took part in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.
He was named the 2016 African-based African Player of the year. He was also ranked as the tenth best goalkeeper in the world in list for 2016 compiled by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics
Below is the letter;