Why Uganda Cranes star Aucho left Makkasa for Ittihad

Aucho 27, crosses from another Egyptian side Misr Misr lel Makkasa which he joined from India’s second-tier side Churchill Brothers mid 2019. 

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Uganda Cranes midfielder Khalid Aucho has joined Egyptian Ittihad of Alexandria on a two year contract.

Aucho  27,  crosses from another Egyptian side Misr Misr lel Makkasa which he joined from India’s second-tier side Churchill Brothers mid 2019.

Stadaily can authoritatively report that the cause for midfielder’s termination of contract is delayed renumeration.

Despite faring fairly well at Misr lel Makkasa this season with two goals in 21 appearances in all competitions, the club had reportedly not paid the Ugandan for over seven months.

Courtesy: Khalid Aucho in Misr lel Makkasa colours.

In July this year,  Australian based intermediary Stevenson Kakooza told Kawowo Sports that Khalid Aucho was on the verge of terminating his contract with  Misr lel Makkasa over accumulated arrears in salaries.

“Khalid Aucho is filing for termination of contract because he demands seven unpaid months with the amount coming to Shs 300M.” Kakooza revealed.

Indeed, when this website contacted him, Kakooza confirmed Aucho had left his former side due to lack of respect for contractual obligations.

“Salary delay has led to his departure from MAKKASA, after failing to fulfil what’s agreed in the contract. Under FIFA rules (14bis) I , “Terminating a contract for immidiate cause, outstanding salary” Aucho as a player is free to terminate his contract and move on with an interested club,” he said.

“They have failed to pay his Arrears over seven months,  according to FIFA rules he’s free to terminate as explained above,” Kakooza added.

In Uganda, Aucho last featured for Simba FC (now UPDF in 2013 but has since played for a number of foreign clubs.  He has been at Tusker FC, and Gor Mahia in Kenya, Baroka FC and Red Star Belgrade from South Africa and Serbia respectively.

At Ittihad, Aucho has become the first signing of the season and he  joins another Uganda Cranes player  Emmanuel Okwi.