Onyango may snub WCQ after Magogo criticism

Onyango may snub WCQ after Magogo criticism
Denis Onyango of Uganda

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Apr 12, 2021. 13:00

Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango has hinted that he and other senior players may snub the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers in response to criticism from FUFA president Moses Magogo.

The Uganda FA boss took aim at the Cranes players which participated in the recent African Nations Championship (CHAN), describing their first-round exit as having been “sh**ty football”.

The Mamelodi Sundowns player believes that this criticism is unwarranted and he may well opt against playing in the WCQ matches which start in June.

“I do not know who will play for him [Magogo] in the World Cup qualifiers because I do not have the time for that,” Onyango is quoted as saying by Football256.

“I am really tired of making money for those FUFA guys, let him [Magogo] start another team and we see those who do not play ‘sh**ty’ football and make the money for him.”

Onyango insists that Magogo should have sorted the issue of unsettled arrears, instead of launching a scathing attack on the CHAN players.

“Magogo’s public criticism of the players who played at CHAN was uncalled for,” Onyango added.

“It was just a matter of coming out with an explanation because the truth is FUFA owes them the money.

“I was also told that the federation did not give these players the jerseys they used at the tournament, that is being unprofessional.”

Mike Mutyaba last week held demonstrations at the FUFA offices citing unpaid monies, but he was arrested.

“Mutyaba has just exposed them, yes they embezzle players’ funds that is the truth because national team players were supposed to be paid one million shillings each monthly but all in vain,” Onyango explained.

Kenya’s World Cup qualifying group sees them drawn alongside Kenya, Rwanda and Mali.


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