The 36-year-old goalkeeper says he has no plans to make a comeback to the national team after leaving in April
Former Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango has ruled out a return to the national team.
The 36-year-old announced his retirement from the national team on April 12 after the Cranes failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of 2021 after losing 1-0 to Malawi.
With the return of Milutin Sredojevic, who is looking after the cranes for a second assignment, many Ugandans thought that he would bring the goalkeeper out of retirement, as they had achieved a lot with the team in his last assignment from 2013-2017.
However, Onyango has completely ruled out a possible return, stating that he has pledged to play Mamelodi Sundowns for PSL champions.
What was said
“I’ve served my part as national captain and player and I think it’s time for the other goalkeepers in Jamal [Salim], Odongkara [Robert], Lukwago [Charles], and so many young goalkeepers, ”Onyango told KFM Sports Soccer256.
“Well, I don’t think about it. I am now fully concentrated with my association Mamelodi [Sundowns] and think about what I’ll do when I completely retire from football. “
When he resigned, Uganda’s then substitute coach, Abdallah Mubiru, handed the armband to Emmanuel Okwi, who plays for the Egyptian club Al Ittihad Alexandria Club.
On July 27, Fufa announced the return of Sredojevic as the new head coach of Cranes.
The Serb arrived in Uganda after separating from Zambia and agreed to sign a three-year contract that went into effect August 1.
“The Federation of Ugandan Football Associations hereby announces that Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has signed a three-year, renewable contract with effect from 1. gate.
“The head coach has a contractual mandate to name his backroom staff and Sredojevic will speak to the media on Tuesday, August 1, 2021. It’s our game, it’s our country.”
Sredojevic will lead the team during the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, in which Uganda was merged into Group E alongside Kenya, Rwanda and Mali.