Onyango thanks fans in a past national duty for Uganda Cranes : Photo Courtesy

Memelodi Sundowns shot stopper Denis Onyango has announced the end of his tenure for Uganda national tean.

Onyango who made his national debut for Cranes in 2005, earned a total of 75 caps representing the team at different competition.

Born Denis Masinde Onyango, the 35year old began his football career at his native country where he played for Villa SC before finding greener pasture in South African league.

At premier Soccer League, Onyango joined Supersport United in the year 2006. With Mamelodi Sundowns, he won the 2016 CAF Champions League and took part in the 2026 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 and Statistics IFFHS.

Taking to Twitter, the Cranes captain said it was with a heavy heart he made the decision having consulted his close associates including family.

“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 ” read part of his tweet.


Big thanks to every Ugandan over the years.

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