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Denis Okot finally departs KCCA FC

Denis Okot lost his starting place at KCCA FC last season (file photo)

Former KCCA FC captain Denis Okot has finally left the reigning Uganda Cup holders for another top tier side.

Despite numerous stories linking him to a loan spell at Sam Ssimbwa’s URA FC, the out spoken versatile defender has decided to join Arua based Onduparaka FC.

It was confirmed on Monday evening that Okot signed a two year deal at the Caterpillars and the defender was quick to echo out his excitement about joining Onduparaka;

“It is just excitement for me to join Onduparaka FC, said Okot.

“Honestly, i would not have imagined this happening three or four years ago but here i am, all smiles that am joining them this young and ambitious club.

“I believe in this club, I believe it has what it takes to win everything next season and my focus and energy will be to emulate or even do better than what I did with my former Club (KCCA FC).

Okot has previously played at Sports Club Villa, Gulu United, Sports Club Victoria University and lately KCCA FC.

At KCCA, he won two Uganda Premier League titles and as many Uganda Cups and has been a regular figure for the club during CAF confederation and Champions league despite losing his starting spot in the league to ‘younger and hungry’ players as Mike Mutebi prefers to term them.

He lost his captain’s arm-band to Timothy Awanyi at the start of the just concluded UPL season in a move that proved that his time at the Kasasiro Boys was coming to an end.

He joins former Maroons defender Richard Ayiko, right back Fred Agandu and forward Amis Muwonge as the new recruits at Onduparaka this summer.

Onduparaka FC will begin their pre-season preparations in a week’s time.

Onduparaka had their best ever season in the Uganda Premier league last, finishing fourth with 48 points from 30 games.

They will clearly be hoping to go at least one place better in terms of league positions as they seem to be improving after each passing season.

They joined the top tier after winning the 2015/16 Big League, Uganda’s second tier.

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