Onyango not ready to play for Cranes in World Cup qualifiers

Denis Onyango, Uganda goalkeeper instructs his teammates against Tanzania during the 2019 Afcon Qualifiers on 08 September 2018 at Mandela Stadium, Namboole, Kampala. ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix

The Uganda Cranes skipper and goalkeeper Denis Onyango has hinted he may not take part in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

This comes after the Fufa president Moses Magogo’s scathing attack on the players that featured in the African Nations Championship finals.

Magogo hit out at the players who featured in Chan for what he called “sh**tty football” as the Cranes failed to progress from a group which also had Togo, Rwanda and Morocco.

The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper has now stated he is not ready to play because he is tired of making money for the federation.

“I do not know who will play for him in the World Cup qualifiers because I do not have the time for that,” Onyango was quoted saying before adding.

“I am really tired of making money for those Fufa guys, let him start another team and we see those who do not play ’sh**ty’ football and make the money for him.”

According to Onyango,  Magogo should have just come out to clear the air on the unsettled arrears, instead of launching a scathing attack on the Chan players.

“Magogo’s public criticism of the players who played at Chan was uncalled for,” Onyango added.

“It was just a matter of coming out with an explanation because the truth is Fufa owes them the money.

“I was also told that the federation did not give these players the jerseys they used at the tournament, that is being unprofessional.” 

On Friday, former Cranes player Mike Mutyaba held demonstrations at the Fufa offices in Mengo to demand the unsettled allowances, only for him to be arrested.

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