Uganda Cranes – Guess Who’s Back, Onyango Hints on Cranes Return
Thursday – Former Uganda Cranes, also the current goalkeeper for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns, Denis Onyango has hinted on a possible return to the national team, the Uganda Cranes.
The 37-year old made the revelation on twitter on Thursday afternoon.
Onyango made his international debut for Uganda on 18 June 2005 World Cup qualifying match against Cape Verde. From then Onyango became a regular for the Cranes.
Onyango helped the Cranes qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations by conceding only two goals in six matches in their qualifying group. He made his first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations in the 31st edition that was hosted by Gabon from 14 January 2017 to 5 February 2017.
He became captain of the national team in April 2017. On 12 April 2021, Onyango announced his international retirement, after Uganda failed to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.