The veteran made his international debut 16 years ago, all the way back in 2005. This was against Cape Verde in June 2005.
Onyango has since made 80 international appearances.
“Dear President Mr Moses Magogo” Onyango wrote in a letter to FUFA (Federation of Uganda Football Association).
“This letter represents my official notice of retirement from the Uganda National Football Team, The Cranes, effective 12 April 2021.
“It has been a great pleasure and honour to represent my country and I will always appreciate the experience and knowledge that I have gained while playing for the cranes.
“I believe my notice-period is sufficient enough for the technical team to adequately prepare my replacement for the upcoming matches. By remaining a true patriot and supporter in my beloved Uganda I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and challenges.”
This retirement will afford Dennis Onyango more time to Mamelodi Sundowns and for recovery during FIFA international breaks. He will now no longer travel to Uganda for international matches.
Dennis Onyango is widely regarded as the best player in the history of Ugandan football. This is without a doubt not the final time Onyango works with the Ugandan national team.
He made the announcement yesterday on his social media, writing:
“It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my retirement from international football,” he posted
“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 concluded.
Dennis Onyango Retires From International Football!