Allan Okello celebrates one of his goals for KCCA Football Club | Credit: John Batanudde

Sportsmen world over are known personalities who always boldly trace their roots.

Numerous scripts have been inked in the rags to riches tales, of sportsmen testifying their respective journies.

Allan Okello in the Uganda Cranes jersey Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Left footed footballer Allan “Jolly” Okello, a fresh signing at Algerian club, Paradou Athletic Club is catergorized in the aforementioned cluster.

“Life takes us places when the right time comes…..” Okello, a three time Airtel Rising Stars graduate opens up.

Okello has never forgotten his roots. Right from the birth place in Lira, Northern Uganda where he featured at Destiny Football Academy via Real Everton Academy in Kampala to footballing power house Kibuli SSS, Okello eventually settled at 13 time Uganda Premier League champions, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club.

Allan Okello donning a Paradou AC jersey after completing his move from KCCA FC

With due respect to the earlier academies and Kibuli SSS, KCCCA virtually exposed the pint sized albeit interlligent offensive midfielder.

KCCA granted this humbled youngster with the golden platform to showcase his full potential, scoring 38 goals, recording as many assists in 113 games played.

The reigning Airtel – FUFA Player of the year, 2019 has since inked a calculative detailed farewell message.

Okello’s message is full of apprecitation, for obvious reasons, to the KCCA management, coaches led by Mike Hilary Mutebi, backroom and support staff, fellow players, fans, media fraternity, intermediaries and all sorts of personalities who have in a  way or the other assisted him in his gradual journey transcended.

In the message, Okello dubs KCCA as the eternal home, lauds coach Mutebi for the trust embedded unto him and vows to work tirelessly to execute the basics, the extra ordinary stuff and achieve success far reached.

It is KCCA FC that gave Okello the opportunity to play in the Uganda Premier League, Uganda Cup, CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup as well as a basis to be summoned to the Uganda U-20, 23 and Senior Team (Uganda Cranes).

Allan Okello in action for the Uganda U-20 team Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Allan Okello’s detailed farewell message:

Life takes us places when the right time comes.

Am here to appreciate KCCA FC management for the platform and coaches especially coach Mike Mutebi for the trust and faith he always had in me. Am thankful to the backroom staff and all support staff for any form of assistance rendered to me during my stay at the club.

To my teammates, I will always be grateful for the time shared on and off the pitch. You helped me tremendously grow as player and be able to exhibit my talent daily with that kind of support.

To the lovely fans of KCCA FC I can’t thank you enough for you always showered me with love both during good and bad days thus will always have u at heart. All media houses a big thank you for u have played a part in the development of my brand.

As I embark on a new journey and challenge, I want to thank everyone in the football family that has had a part in my progression and promise to do my best to always do you proud.

KCCA FC will always be my home and wish the team the best of luck.

Regards. Allan Okello

Allan Okello dribbles the ball during a KCCA game

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

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