Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade will send Ugandan international midfielder Khalid Aucho on loan till the end of the season.
The left footed Aucho, who was deemed as surplus at South Africa’s Baroka FC, is close to being announced as a Red Star Belgrade player by the club on a two year deal but Kawowo Sports can exclusively reveal that he will play at lower division side OFK Beograd for the remainder of the season.
“He will feature for the club next season,” said a close source to the most successful Serbian club. “For now, he will be sent on loan at OFK Beograd in the lower division until the end of the season,” a source that preferred anonymity further revealed to Kawowo Sports.
The club are at the base of the second tier in the Serbian football and they hope Aucho will have enough playing time there.
Meanwhile, according to Serbia’s number one sports paper, Zurnal, the former Simba, Tusker and Gor Mahia midfielder joined the side on recommendation of Uganda national team coach, Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.
Aucho has been a mainstay in Cranes midfield under the Serbian and is arguably the best defensive central midfielder in the country at the moment.
Not first Ugandan to play in Serbia
In case all is done, Aucho will join a distinguished list of Ugandans that have before played in Serbia.
Former Cranes left back Nestroy Kizito featured for FK Srem, Vojvodina and Partizan Belgrade among others while Phillip Ssozi, a former winger also played at Srem FC.
The two were also recommended by Micho who was then in charge of SC Villa.