Uganda Cranes midfielder Khalid Aucho has switched allegiance to Tanzania’s Young Africans Sports Club.
On Monday afternoon, a colorful announcement on the Dar es salaam-based club confirmed the industrious midfielder would don green and yellow in the upcoming season.
The move brings an end to Aucho’s two-year stint in Egypt, where he featured for topflight outfit Misr El Makasa. Following the rundown of his contract at the Egyptian side, the well-traveled midfielder had a move back to East Africa coming. Multiple reports linked the anchorman to Tanzania giants Simba FC, but Yanga jumped the queue with an exciting offer.
Khalid becomes Yanga’s fifth signing as they bolster their ranks to dislodge champions Simba in the upcoming season. Djuma Shabani, Djidui Diarra, Fiston Mayele and Heritier Makambo are already on their roster.
Khalid Aucho’s Brief Football Profile.
Born in Jinja, Aucho’s first football trip outside Uganda was to Kenya’s Tusker FC. While at Tusker, his performances were impressive, earning him a transfer to giants Gor Mahia FC. As he was still across the border, Aucho had trials with Scottish topflight Aberdeen, but the move fell through.
In August 2016, Aucho would then move down to South Africa’s Baroka FC before taking a long trip to Serbia six months later.
He joined Red Star Belgrade, which loaned him out to OFK Beograd. However, his time in Europe would last only a year as he was in the air again with India the destination. Here, he featured for East Bengal before making a switch to Churchill brothers. Following his performances in India, he was called up to Uganda’s squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. His performances were impressive as the Cranes bowed out respectively at the hands of eventual finalists Senegal at the round of 16. Then, Egypt’s Misr El Makasa called, and he answered, making it home for the past two years.
With the Cranes, he has earned 25 apps and found the back of the net twice. Earlier this year, he was suspended from the national team, but the return of coach Milutin Micho should give him a ray of hope for future call-ups.