In not less than a week after the Uganda Cranes captains, Denis Onyango (Captain) and Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (vice captain) calling to end their time on international duties after a long period of serving the country boldly, holding midfielder Mike Azira joins them.
Mike Azira who turns out for second tier Mexican club, New Mexico United has announced his retirement from the international football after five years of serving the national football team.
The former Sports Club Villa player has written to FUFA coped to the current FA president Magogo Moses as it reads below.
“Please accept the this letter as a notification that I wish to retire from playing for the national football team effective April 14, 202.
“Playing for the national has been an honor and I am grateful for the opportunity you gave me to represent my country and my family.
“I have always enjoyed working with the Federation and playing for the Uganda National Football team, playing in two African Cup of Nations [2017 and 2019] was on of my best moments with Cranes.
“These memories will always stay with me and they will be cherished always.
“I take this moment to thank you all the Coaches that I have worked with over the years and also thank our fans who always supported us at home and on the road.
“I wish you all the best are I will continue to support the cranes any way possible.
Azira Mike made his Uganda Cranes debut 11/12/2016 during a world Cup game at home against Congo Brazaville were he came in as a substitute for Tony Mawejje in 59th minute.
Uganda Cranes won that fixture (1-0) under Coach Milutin S Micho.
Azira has has played for Uganda Cranes in over 15 games and at the time of his retirement he has not registered a single goal.