Friday Jan 27, 2017. 18:00
Uganda Cranes first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango has said he will consult with his family on matters of retiring from the national team.
“Sometime I feel enough is enough and need to give my club Mamelodi Sundowns FC and my family more time and quit the national team,” Onyango told AfricanFootball.com during an interview at the Oyem Airport in Oyem.
Onyango was part of the Cranes team that failed to make it out of group D at the on-going Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
The former St. George FC goalkeeper in Ethiopia who was recently voted African Player of the Year 2016 (Africa based) featured in the 1-0 loss to Ghana and 1-0 loss to Egypt. Injury ruled him out of the last group game which ended 1-1 against Mali last night.
The shot stopped also revealed that he has featured in several Uganda Cranes matches when he is carrying an injury but added that donning the national jersey is something he has always treasured for the last ten years.
But when asked on Onyango comteplating retirement, the goalkeeper’s coach Fred Kajoba was confident the goalkeeper cannot hang his gloves now from the national team.
“Onyango knows how important he is to the national team and he still has many years to play for his country,” added Kajoba.