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Dennis Onyango: Uganda Goalkeeper Retires From International Football

Uganda captain and goalkeeper Deniss Onyango has announced his retirement from international football.

The Mamelodi Sundowns custodian, who made his debut in June 2005 against Cape Verde, has earned 75 caps for his country.

Onyango is the Cranes’ second most capped player but has decided to hang up his international boots upon consultation with his family and team.

“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 ,” he tweeted.

“Big thanks to every Ugandan over the years.”

The  35-year-old Onyango represented Uganda at the two Africa Cup of Nations – 2017 and 2019.

The 2016 CAF African Footballer of the Year started out at SC Villa in 2004 and has since played for Ethiopia’s St. George, SuperSport United and Mpumalanga Black Aces, Bidvest Wits and Sundowns.

He was named the PSL Goalkeeper of the 2016 season after keeping 14 clean sheets as Masandawana registered a record 71 points to win the league trophy.

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