After months of blood and sweat including a link at Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers and trials at fellow topflight league club Aberdeen, Khalid Aucho has finally signed for a ‘lesser’ club.

Aucho left Nairobi for South Africa on Wednesday is now awaiting paper work to get his work permit as he hopes to make his debut.
Aucho left Nairobi for South Africa on Wednesday is now awaiting paper work to get his work permit as he hopes to make his debut.

Aucho signed an disclosed three-year-deal with Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Baroka FC.

The burly Uganda Cranes midfielder had an unsuccessful trial at Aberdeen – despite impressing The Dons technical team but will instead be linking up with national teammate Geoffrey Massa who has also just joined the newly promoted side.

Aucho, who recently attended trials in Scotland with Aberdeen, signed the deal on Wednesday as the team gets ready for the 2016/2017 season
Aucho, who recently attended trials in Scotland with Aberdeen, signed the deal on Wednesday as the team gets ready for the 2016/2017 season

“As a footballer it’s always a great moment moving up the ladder in your career. I believe Baroka have a vision that I share. I want to give my best for my new team at all times,” Aucho said on Wednesday.

The Jinja bred footballer is now waiting for his work permit before he will be able to make his debut for the newly promoted South African club.

Aucho, who has two goals in 17 caps for the Uganda Cranes, notably shone for Gor Mahia in the Kenyan Premier League.

For his parting shot message, Aucho, singled out the Kenyan champions for ‘special thanks’.

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“Deal done. Thank God my new home is Baroka FC, South Africa. Thanks to all coaches that have brought me up. To all the team that I have gone through, Jinja, Simba FC, Tusker FC, Gor Mahia. Special thanks to Gor Mahia, my teammates the management and all the fans,” part of his social media post read.

Both Aucho and Massa are expected in the country very soon after being summoned for the must win Afcon tie against Comoros on September 4 at Namboole.