Dennis Onyango's heartfelt farewell to the sacked Uganda Cranes head coach Micho

Dennis Onyango has sent an emotional farewell|COURTESY

FOOTBALL Dennis Onyango's heartfelt farewell to the sacked Uganda Cranes head coach Micho

Allan Damba 11:46 - 15.09.2023

In his role as the Uganda Cranes captain, Dennis Onyango, alongside former head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic, led Uganda to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Throughout the years, the duo established a formidable working partnership, leading to Coach Micho appointing Onyango as the Cranes captain in April 2017.

Consequently, their bond remained strong, making Onyango's emotional farewell to Micho, following his dismissal on Thursday, a predictable occurrence.

"On 04/09/2016, your immense contribution to Ugandan football will forever be etched in our memories, Coach Micho," expressed Onyango, sharing his sentiments on his social media platforms.

"In my football career, you have been like a father figure to me. Wishing you all the best, Coach," concluded the Mamelodi Sundowns star.

Following Onyango's retirement from the Uganda Cranes in 2021, Micho praised him as "one of the finest" individuals he had ever worked with.

Meanwhile, Micho had been serving his second term as the head coach for the past two years. However, following an unsuccessful campaign to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, his departure became inevitable.

Numerous other Uganda Cranes stars, including Allan Okello, Mustafa Kizza, Khalid Aucho, and Steven Sserwadda, among others, have also bid their farewells.

The tactician will be remembered for nurturing numerous international players, consistently introducing new talents during every Cranes call-up for national tours, friendlies, and international competitions.