Just hours after the January transfer window opened, KCCA has signed striker Ceaser Okhuti on a three year deal.
The striker who scored eight goals for Express FC in the first half of the season was unveiled to the media at a press briefing on Friday at Lugogo.
KCCA manager Mike Mutebi in his brief speech praised the new signing as one of the hottest property in Ugandan football at the moment.
“We are glad to announce the signing of Ceaser Okhuti,” he said. “We believe his acquisition will add a lot to our striking force in our quest to win silverware this season. There is no doubt that Okhuti alongside Farouk Miya are the hottest property in Ugandan football at the moment,” he added.
The soft spoken tactician also revealed that more new faces are expected at Lugogo before the closure of the window in a bid to replenish the squad but also hinted that some players will leave.
The door isn’t closed for more additions but they will be revealed when the right time approaches. Let’s not speculate at the moment. Besides, there will be those who will leave.
In his words, Okhuti who is behind leading top scorer Robert Ssentongo by a single goal couldn’t hide his joy at joining the club and promised to do what he does best; score goals for the club.
Today, I can say it’s a dream true. It’s a very good opportunity for me, my family and everyone who supports football and the media who are always out there to support us. I have signed as a striker to continue doing what is my role, scoring goals.
Okhuti becomes the club’s first signing in the window and will don shirt 11 formerly won by Michael Birungi who joined Sudan’s Khartoum Al Watani FC.
Who is Ceaser Okhuti?
Okhuti burst on to the scene in 2007 with lowly known Ediofe Hills and quickly earned a national team call up.
His pace, dribbling prowess and an eye for goal saw him grab the limelight with goals in CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup as well as an international friendly against Libya at Namboole.
He was the hottest property then with top clubs vying for his signature but it was Bunamwaya; now Vipers that signed him.
He helped the club win the 2010 league title but was not the same player in the 2011/12 season mainly due to injuries.
The following season, he disappeared off the scene but in 2014, he played at South Sudan side El Nasir.
The striker resurfaced at Express FC at the beginning of the 2015/16 campaign and has since scored eight goals for the club in 12 appearances and is back with the national team.
He scored one goal as Cranes qualified for CHAN finals due in Rwanda this month and hit three including one in the finals of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup as Uganda won an unprecedented 14th title.