Former KCCA FC wonder kid and a darling the club Allan Okello has made a shocking move to Vipers SC, the reigning champions of the Uganda Premier League, as a free agent. This transfer comes after his departure from Algerian club Paradou AC. Okello has signed a three-year contract with Vipers SC.
Previously, the left-footed talent had signed a long-term four-year contract with Paradou AC in 2020, coming from KCCA FC. However, he spent the last season on loan at Lugogo. During the last season of the Uganda Premier League, he showcased his skills with an impressive tally of eight assists and five goals.
Expressing his excitement about joining Vipers, Okello stated, “I am so happy to join Vipers Sports Club! I am so excited to be here at this big club, and I didn’t have to think twice when Vipers called me; I just knew I wanted to sign for the club. I can’t wait to get started with the team.”
At 23 years old, Okello gained prominence in 2017 at the age of 16 and was quickly hailed as “the next big thing” when he scored a hat-trick on his senior debut against Onduparaka FC.
Okello, who received the FUFA Male Player of the Year award in 2019, made 119 appearances for KCCA, scoring 39 goals. During his time with the team, they secured two Uganda Premier League championships in the 2016/17 and 2018/19 seasons.
Vipers’ Sporting Director Charles Masembe commented on the acquisition, saying, “Okello arrives with experience of winning domestic titles and adds further quality and versatility to our attacking unit.”
In addition to his league successes, Okello also clinched two Uganda Cups in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, as well as the 2018 FUFA Super 8 Cup and the 2018/19 CECAFA Kagame Cup.
Among his individual accolades, apart from the 2019 MVP award, Okello also earned recognition as the 2018 Airtel Fans Favorite player, the 2018 Young Player of the Year, and the 2019 Football256 Player of the Year.
Allan Okello joins Vipers SC as the latest addition to the team, following Grant Matsiko, Richard Matovu, Patrick Paul Mbowa, David Bagoole, Fumador Asiwome, and Mohamed Salem Ekbad.