KAMPALA- Talk was rife the KCCA maverick midfielder Allan Okello was close to leaving the club for a professional stint. With some reports indicating he was already out of the country, Okello made a perfect response in Lira, netting a consummate hattrick as David Obua’s Lango province secured a comprehensive 6-1 victory over Sebei on Saturday.
URA enterprising playmaker Joachim Ojera netted a brace and Denis Omedi also struck once as Lango accrued their second victory in the provincial Fufa Drum tourney since losing 1-0 to Buganda in the opening match. KCCA chairman Aggrey Ashaba, through his twitter account clarified on Okello’s rumoured transfer.
“When the club has any information to share regarding player movements, as always, the fourth estate will be the first to know. As you know, the ‘silly’ season just kicked off,” he said.
Okello’s development at KCCA continued to gather impetus last season as he scored six league goals to guide them to their 13th league crown.
Yet the news comes at a time when KCCA left-back Mustapha Kizza has reportedly returned to the country after going on trial at Spanish club Real Valladolid.
Elsewhere in the Fufa Drum tourney, Wasswa Bbosa’s Kampala province continued to dwindle as they were beaten 2-1 by Busoga and are yet to register a win this campaign. They were losing quarterfinalists in the inaugural season but a catalogue of issues, ranging from player absenteeism to profligacy in front of goals have connived to bring them closer to a shock group elimination.
Bul midfielder Richard Wandyaka netted a brace for Busoga while Bright Stars skipper Nelson Senkatuka grabbed Kampala’s consolation goal.
Richard Pritchard’s Rwenzori side is still enjoying a fairy-tale ride after steamrolling over Kampala in the opening game and the 1-1 draw with Tooro away from home on Saturday didn’t do them bad. There were five games on card yesterday.