After an outstanding display for Aberdeen last week in their emphatic 4-1 build-up victory against second division side Abroath at the Gayfield, Khalid Aucho continued with yet another great performance five days later on Friday evening.

In a closed door match barred from the club enthusiastic fans and largely expectant media, Aberdeen played to a 1-1 draw with a yet to be identified club.

Highly placed sources at the club were left amazed upon every touch of the left footed Ugandan who started his early career at Jinja club, Wama F.C.

Last week, after Aberdeen’s massive victory where Aucho played 40 minutes, the club manager, Derek McInnes showered praise onto the gifted midfielder.

Aucho was a second half substitute after coming on for Daniel Harvie in the 50th minute.

“He’s done absolutely fine. It’s never easy for a boy coming from that side of the world, it is totally different to what he is used to in terms of temperature, style of play and everything else. He has shown a real eagerness, he is a good kid, he’s worked hard,” the coach was quoted by the club official website.

The closed door game arrangement was a promise from the coach after the first friendly as his assessment continues in training.

The club is expected to come up with a decision to retain or release him this coming week.

Aucho has previously featured at Simba in Uganda, Tusker and Gor Mahia in Kenya.

He has played 17 times for the senior national team, Uganda Cranes scoring three goals.

His latest goal for the Uganda was against Botswana at Francistown Sports Complex in the Cranes’ 2-1 victory.

Aucho is expected to play an integral role as Uganda takes on Comoros in the last qualifier at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole in Kampala.

Uganda needs an outright victory to make the AFCON grade for the first time in 39 years since Ghana 1978.

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

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