The long patient wait is over. Uganda Cranes and former Gor Mahia lanky midfielder Aucho Khalid left for Scotland on Thursday.

Aucho, 24, departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport aboard KLM Airlines in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Upon departure, he sounded positive ahead of the trip;

I am prepared to give my all once i arrive.

My self and the people in Aberdeen have been patient and Allah is on my side now that he visa was granted.

The former Simba (Uganda) and Tusker player is expected to arrive on Thursday at around 2PM.

He will straight away be ushered in to the Aberdeen football club family.

Aucho is set to play in a test match on Saturday as part of the assessment procedure at Aberdeen.

Aucho  scored Uganda’s winning goal in the 2-1 win over Botswana at Francistown sports complex to lighten up the country’s chances of qualifying to the AFCON finals, for the first time in 39 years ahead of the 2016-17 Scottish season.

He was not registered the Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia after Aberdeen sent an invitation.

Aucho has been fantastic for both club and country in the previous 2-3 years and will probably sign a deal.

Previously only one Ugandan, David Obua (Hearts) has played in Scotland.

Obua and Kenyan ace Victor Wanyama (Celtic) are the only two East Africans to have played in the Scottish Premier League.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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