A week after former captain Geoffrey Massa hung up his boots at the international level, the Uganda Cranes have got a new captain and it’s none other than goalkeeper Denis Onyango.
The Uganda Cranes number one custodian has been the Vice-captain of the team and it didn’t come as a surprise to many because he was the leading contender.
Although he is away in South Africa at his club Mamelodi Sundowns, Onyango was still unveiled yesterday by Coach Milutin Sredojević Mitcho who said that Onyango’s experience played a very vital role in deciding the new role he got.
Massa quit international football a week ago after more than ten years donning the Uganda national jersey and scoring some vital goals along the way.
By the time he hung up his boots, he was the leading goal scorer both in the African and world cup qualifiers with 12 goals and you would say his retirement came at a perfect time after helping Uganda qualify for the Africa cup of Nations after 39 years.
Onyango on the hand is the reigning African footballer of the year (based in Africa) and was also chosen among Africa’s top 11 players. He was also named among the world’s best 10 goalkeepers in 2016.