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DONE DEAL: Aucho leaves Misr El Makkasa, joins Okwi at Alexandria

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DONE DEAL: Aucho leaves Misr El Makkasa, joins Okwi at Alexandria

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Egyptian Premier League side Al Ittihad Alexandria have signed Ugandan midfielder Khalid Aucho on a two-year contract from Misr El-Makkasa.

Aucho becomes Al Ittihad’s first signing in the current transfer window ahead of the fresh 2020/21 Egyptian Premier League season.

Aucho has been a mainstay at Misr El-Makkasa and featured in 21 games in all competitions scoring two goals and getting eight yellow cards in the process.

Khalid Aucho during the previous game against Zamalek. He scored two goals against Aswan FC and Al Ittihad Alexandria (Photo: Misr El Makkasa)

It should be noted that Aucho impressively garnered the interest of Al-Ittihad in their 3-1 defeat to his former side Misr El-Makkasa last month, in a game he scored one of the three goals.

The Uganda Cranes midfielder had initially joined Misr El-Makkasa on a two-year contract from India’s Churchill Brothers last year.

 He has previously played for JMC Hippos, Water FC and Simba FC in Uganda, Tusker and Gor Mahia in Kenya, South Africa’s Baroka FC, Red Star Belgrade and OFK Beograd (both in Serbia) and East Bengal in India.

He has over 40 caps with The Cranes and was part of the team that represented Uganda in the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Egypt. 

At Al Ittihad, Aucho joins fellow Ugandan and striker Emmanuel Okwi who recently returned to Egypt last week following a prolonged pandemic break.

Okwi has featured in 14 games for the Alexandria based side and scored two goals. 

Abdu Lumala (Pyramids FC) and Khalid Aucho off pitch

Other Ugandan players in Egypt include Allan Kyambadde (El Gounah), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha SC) and winger Abdu Lumala (Pyramids).

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