Denis Onyango has announced his retirement from Uganda Cranes after a video leaked online labelling FUFA president, Moses Magogo a fool.
Onyango who is the captain of the national team, did not wait to be suspended by FUFA, he instead wrote and notified them about his decision to quit.
This is not the way Denis Onyango wanted to quit the Cranes but the person who leaked his audio made him quit unceremoniously.
At the beginning of this month, former Uganda Cranes midfielder, Sulaiman Mutyaba started the war, accusing FUFA and Moses Magogo of pocketing allowances and monthly salaries of national team players.
However, while addressing journalists earlier last week, Magogo said some of the players don’t deserve the money since they played “shitty football” during the CHAN championships in Cameroon.
“When you demand for payment, what have you put on the table?, They went to CHAN and played shitty football and then come back, what are you demanding?”, Magogo said.
Onyango in a private conversation with unknown fella, he labelled Magogo a fool and said he was tired of making for FUFA money and threatened to quit saying that let FUFA start another team of those who do not play shitty football.
“Oyo taata wamwe mwe mugenda musambila mipiira gya World Cup, Nze silina budde bwa musilusilu nga oyo. (I do not know who will play for him (Magogo) in the World Cup qualifiers because for me, I do not have the time for that fool) You embezzle players funds and go ahead to make funny statements! National team players were supposed to be paid one million shillings each monthly but all in vain,” Onyango said in an audio recording that has since gone viral on social media.
“It was just a matter of coming out with an explanation because the truth is FUFA owes them the money. I am really tired of making money for those FUFA guys, let him start another team and we see those who do not play shitty football and make the money for him”, Onyango added.
After the audio leaked online, Onyango wrote to FUFA President, Moses Magogo notifying him and the Federation about his decision.
“This letter represents my official notice of retirement from the Uganda National Football Team, The Cranes effective April 12, 2021. It has bee a grate pleasure and honour to represent my country and I will always appreciate the experience and knowledge that I have gained while playing for the Uganda Cranes.” Onyango wrote.
Onyango is the second player to announce retirement, following Hassan Wasswa Mawanda who also hang up his boots on Saturday.
The gangly goalkeeper who currently plays at Mamelodi Sundowns has played 79 games on the senior national team since making his debut in 2005 against Cape Verde.
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