BY UGANDA VANGARD
ENTEBBE – As Uganda Cranes player lands a lucrative transfer deal to play in Egyptian Premier League, President Yoweri Museveni is to host the team at State House Entebbe Monday July 8th, 2019.
“This is to request editors to send sports journalists to cover at 3:00pm thanks,” Ms Lindah Nabusaiyi, President Press Secretary text on State House watsapp forum.
Egyptian Premier League outfit Misr El-Makkasa have completed the signing of Uganda international Khalid Aucho on a two-year contract.
The 26-year-old midfielder was part of the Uganda team that reached the round of 16 of the 2019 AFCON, starting all four games.
He also featured for the Cranes in the 2017 AFCON and played the full 180 minutes in their double header against Egypt in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
His impressive performance for his country in Egypt has earned him a move to Misr El-Makkasa, who finished sixth in the Egyptian Premier League last season.
Aucho becomes the club’s second major summer signing after they acquired the services of Salah Amin from Nogoom FC, with the Ugandan earning $600,000 (Shs2.1 billion) over the two years.
Khalid Aucho joins El-Makkasa from Indian side Churchill Brothers after joining them in July 2018 from fellow compatriots East Bengal.
Before moving to India, Aucho had played for Tanzania’s Simba SC, Kenyan sides Tusker FC and Gor Mahia, Baroka FC of South Africa, and Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade and OFK Beograd.
Misr El-Makkasa will now have to sell one of their foreign players in John Antwi, Kevin Muhire, Shimelis Bekele, or Paulin Voavy in order to register Aucho.