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Kotoko confirm signing Uganda U20 star Joseph Ochaya

Published on: 14 August 2012

Ghana Premier League champions Asante Kotoko have confirmed the signing of Uganda Under-20 star Joseph Ochaya.

Kotoko reached an agreement with the player's club Kampala City Council FC with a transfer fee of Shs72m (US$ 30,000) said to be involved.

Ochaya passed a medical at the Baba Yara Stadium on Monday.

He later joined Uganda's Hippos who played in an African Youth Championship qualifier at the weekend against Ghana and were eliminated following a 3-0 defeat.

"I am ready to don the Kotoko shirt to prove my worth. I am ready for the Kotoko challenge," Ochaya told the club's official newspaper.

"I am a man of few words, but I can tell you for sure that I love to compete for everything, because when I win, I feel content with it and am better able to enjoy the fruits of my labour."

Ochaya becomes the second foreigner to join the Porcupine Warriors this season after the signing of Ivorian Baah Ben Adama.



This article has 9 comment(s), give your comment
  • Alhassan says:
    August 14, 2012 07:38 am
    wow! dats great. Kotoko always set the pace
  • Alhassan says:
    August 14, 2012 07:42 am
    U're welkam to kotoko OCHAYA
  • banku bodorr says:
    August 14, 2012 07:55 am
    So Maxwell Konadu was also scouting for Kotoko. That is conflict of interest.
  • Terror says:
    August 14, 2012 08:17 am
    @Banku, Maxwel Konadu is still the Coach of the only fabulous club until Didi completes his national assignment end of September 2012. In any case, we have a scouting team that scouts for players, the reason we are almost done with our recruitment whilst yaanom are waiting for crumbs.
  • nanakash says:
    August 14, 2012 08:30 am
    If you talk of a coach who has sight for players then its Max... I am here in Kampala and i have been watching this boy play for KCC FC the hippos and the crans. i am not surprise this boy has made it to Kotoko. Thank you Dr and Max for listening to some of us... we will keep looking out for players here and will inform you the accordingly.
  • Mangadah says:
    August 14, 2012 09:46 am
    What position does he play
  • Sergeant says:
    August 14, 2012 10:09 am
    @mangadah...He is a tall looking left full back.
  • say it loud says:
    August 14, 2012 06:40 pm
    he were a bit good he will be in Europe. wasted money
  • Agya says:
    September 12, 2012 11:21 am
    Joe, welcm to d red fraternity n pray u will b able to stand d thirst of tym. Akwaaba d rock!!!