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Okocha Opens Lid On Extending Stay at Onduparaka

Roving left back Rashid Okocha has signed a contract extension at Arua based Uganda Premier League outfit Onduparaka Football Club for two more years.

The versatile defender joined the Caterpillars in 2017 on a three-year deal and had run out of contract at the end of last season.

Okocha noted that he aims at paying back the loyal fans at the club who had trust in him on top of being impressed by the club system despite receiving offers from several other UPL clubs.

“I did this to pay back the fans who have trusted me over these years, they have supported me on and off the pitch and I feel I can still do much more for them as a Caterpillar,” Okocha noted before adding that,

“I am also impressed with the new system the club is trying to adopt and I am really hoping that all this isn’t in vain. It was a hard decision for me to make, because obviously I had offers from different clubs, at one point I had even made up my mind to extend and I contacted the CEO but then another offer came on board and I had to re-think.”

“But in the end, my decision came down to weighing my love for this club, and the love of the fans for me, I think I would not get this kind of love elsewhere if I left right now.” He concluded as quoted from the club website.

The former Nebbi Central player scored one goal for Onduparaka last season from the 20 league matches played.

He had been a main target for 13-time UPL champions KCCA Football Club and Jinja based BUL FC before the news of a contract extension broke.

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The development is a huge boost for the West Nilers who recently lost Hassan Muhamood (Police FC), Abel Eturude (Express FC) and Ezra Bida (Kyetume).

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