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[Uganda] KCCA FC to pocket huge from Okello’s transfer

Allan Okello

The StarTimes Uganda Premier League defending champions KCCA FC are set to pocket a huge amount of money following the transfer of their forward Allan Okello to Paradou AC.

The youngster was unveiled on Tuesday by the Algerian club after signing a four-year contract.

According to reports, the two clubs agreed on a fee of about shs735 million ($200,000) and 20% on a future sale for the forward, who is regarded by many as the brightest prospect in the domestic game.

However, that amount is shs2.2 billion less than the club valuation made when the forward went for trials at Swiss club FC Zurich last year.

Club CEO Anisha Muhoozi declined to delve into the financials of the deal last week but said that should all go successfully his club will make a healthy profit on the player.

Okello scored a fine individual goal when the two teams met in the Caf Confederation Cup earlier this season, briefly levelling the scores in the second leg before the Algerian club went on to win the tie 4-1.

Paradou finished third in the Algerian league last season but are currently struggling in 12th on the 16-team log.

The club has over the years become a hunting ground for several European clubs, one of the reasons believed to have attracted Okello to North Africa.


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