Onyango makes shock announcement

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Uganda captain Denis Onyango has retired from international football with immediate effect, the Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper confirmed on Monday.

In the aftermath of The Cranes not qualifying for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after being ousted by Malawi on the final day of qualification, Onyango has now decided to hang up his gloves.

The 35-year-old shot-stopper played a pivotal role in helping them qualify for AFCON 2019 and is widely considered as one of the greatest players in the nation's history.

Onyango issued his immediate retirement to the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) today which was accepted before he confirmed the news via social media.

"It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my retirement from international football,” the Mamelodi Sundowns keeper said.

"After much consideration, my family, managers and I, decided it was in my best interest to hang my gloves on my beloved Cranes. Big thanks to every Ugandan over the years."

Onyango amassed 80 caps for the East African nation since making his senior international debut against Cape Verde in June 2005.

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