SINAN RAJUB SENOGA
Uganda Cranes midfielder Robert Kakeeto has officially signed a contract extension with Aalborg BK (AaB) in Denmark.
Kakeeto put pen to paper on a three-year contract that will ensure he stays at the Danish top-flight side until 30th June 2023.
The 25-year old midfielder featured in 15 competitive games for Aalborg BK in the closing stages of last season after having a brief stint at Helsinki IFK in Finland.
Kakeeto started in nine of the 15 games and came off the bench on six occasions and got two yellow cards.
Upon signing the new contract, Kakeeto expressed his delight and love for the club.
” It’s cool. I’m happy to be here and it’s really good that I’m going to stay in AaB. I like the club. There are good people and I love playing football, so I would like to stay here in Aalborg,”
Kakeeto said after signing a new deal.
” It was great last season to show what I can do on the pitch. The style of play suits me well, but there are good players in the club, so we are fighting for space. It gives us something extra that there is competition because it makes us better. We can not just perform at the same level, because with the competition there is, we need to get better. So it’s exciting when there is competition for space,”
” I always try to speak Danish with my teammates. Not only at the gym, but also when we are together in our free time. So I practice Danish all the time, so hopefully, it can be even better in the future. AaB is like a family to me. The club means a lot. Aalborg is the only city I know, so the whole city is like my family. I will remember the city all my life.”
” On the team, we have many good offensive players, so I must first and foremost focus on my defensive role in midfield. I just give everything I can on that part and then the second thing happens. The attackers score goals and the defense is in good shape,”
Who is Kakeeto?
Kakeeto hails from Kyetume in Mukono where he started his football career before he joined St. Mary’s Boarding School Kitende and Forever Living Soccer Academy under coach Mattia Lule.
He left Uganda in 2013 and joined Aalborg through the club’s youth ranks in 2016. In 2018, he was loaned out to Jammerbugt FC in the lower division and Helsinki IFK in Finland at the start of the previous season.
He has two caps with the Uganda national team The Cranes and made his debut in a 0-0 draw with Ethiopia in June 2017. He was an unused substitute as Uganda defeated Cape Verde 1-0 in the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers in Praia.
The youthful midfielder is also an ardent supporter of Vipers SC as well as Kyetume FC a club from his home village.
He is expected to be in action on Monday 21st September as Aalborg host AC Horsens in the Denmark Superligaen.
Besides Kakeeto, Moses Opondo is another Ugandan midfielder who also features in the Denmark Superligaen with OB Odense.
Name: Robert Kakeeto
Date of birth: 19th May 1995
Age: 25 years
Club: AaB (Aalborg BK)
Shirt number: 23
Clubs played for: Aalborg U-19, Jammerbugt FC and Helsinki IFK (Finland)