Denis Onyango set for Uganda Cranes U-turn

Former Uganda Cranes skipper Denis Onyango is set for a surprise return to the national team fold.

According to reports, the Mamelodi Sundowns shot-stopper is set to be included in coach Micho Sredojevic’s squad.

This cames as Cranes is set to start the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the start of next month.

Onyango announced his retirement from international football on April 12 after over 16 years of service. 

This followed an audio attributed to him where he abused Fufa president Moses Magogo.

Magogo had earlier made derogatory statements after the latter termed football played by the Chan team as “shitty.”

Denis Onyango is a Champions League winner and three-time Caf XI goalkeeper.

He has helped Uganda end a nearly four-decade absence from Afcon with a Gabon 2017 appearance.

Onyango was also named African Player of 2016 (based in Africa), the only goalkeeper ever to win the accolade. 

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Denis Onyango express desire to return

During an interview with the weekly KFM Sports show two weeks ago, he was contented with retirement.

He however, retains a strong relationship with Coach Micho Sredojevic.

Onyango had worked with Micho at SC Villa and Ethiopian side St.George.

Micho who returned for his second stint in second Cranes stint at the start of this month. 

The Cranes begin their World Cup qualification campaign away to Kenya on September 2nd before hosting Mali four days later.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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