Khalid Aucho

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Khalid Aucho
Personal information
Date of birth 8 August 1993
Place of birth Jinja, Uganda
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Jinja Municipal F.C. 34 (8)
2010–2012 Water F.C.
2012–2013 Simba FC 18 (3)
2013–2014 Tusker F.C. 34 (4)
2015–2016 Gor Mahia F.C. 36 (4)
2016 Baroka F.C. 5 (0)
2017 Red Star Belgrade 0 (0)
2017 OFK Beograd 10 (0)
National team
2013– Uganda 32 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2015

Khalid Aucho (born 8 August 1993 in Jinja) is a Ugandan footballer who last played for OFK Beograd in the Serbian First League and the Uganda national team (the "Cranes") as a midfielder.[1]

Aucho was on the Uganda Cranes team that qualified on 4 September 2016 for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years.[2]

Career[edit]

Aucho has played football in various clubs, such as Jinja Municipal Council F.C. from 2009 to 2010, Water F.C from Uganda from 2010 to 2012, Simba FC from Uganda, Tusker F.C. from Kenya, Gor Mahia F.C. from Kenya, and Baroka F.C. from the South African Premier Soccer League.

Gor Mahia F.C.[edit]

Aucho played for Nike Premier League side Gor Mahia F.C. from 2015 to May 2016.[3] Aucho joined GorMahia from Tusker and was unveiled on 8 January 2015 at Nyayo Stadium.[4] Aucho scored his first goal for GorMahia on 22 March 2015 in the 41st minute against Chemilli Sugars F.C. with GorMahia winning 3-1.[5] Aucho played his last game for GorMahia on 25 May 2016 at Moi Stadium Kisumu against Sofapaka F.C., where he headed in the opener for the Kenyan champions in the sixth minute, with GorMahia finishing the first leg on top of the table having 29 points.[6]

In July 2016, Aucho went on trial at Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen.[7][8] The move to Aberdeen collapsed, however, after a transfer fee snag between the clubs.[9] After unsuccessful trials in Scotland, Aucho was signed by Baroka F.C. from South Africa at a fee reported to be 200,000 Rands (approximately KSh1.6million).[10]

Baroka F.C.[edit]

On 24 August 2016, Aucho was signed by Premier Soccer League side Baroka F.C.[11] He made his debut on 15 October 2016 in a Premier Soccer League match played at Cape Town Stadium at the 50th minute replacing Chauke Mfundhisii.[12]

Serbia[edit]

In February 2017, in the last days of the winter transfer period, Aucho went to Red Star Belgrade following a recommendation by the Uganda national team coach Milutin Sredojević. Red Star immediately sent him to OFK Beograd on loan until the end of the season.[13] Due to administrative problems with missing visa, Aucho formally signed a six-month deal with OFK Beograd.[14] Next the club relegated to the Serbian League Belgrade, Aucho trained with Red Star Belgrade for a period in 2017,[15] after which he left the club in June same year.[16]

International career[edit]

Aucho made his debut for the Uganda national team against Rwanda in a 1–0 victory at the 2013 CECAFA Cup. He scored his first international goal in a match against Sudan to give his side a 1–0 victory in the group stage of the same competition.[17]

In June 2016, Aucho scored on an overhead kick from his own penalty box in a 2-1 away win over Botswana in a qualifying game for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.[18] Aucho was called up by head coach Milutin Sredojević to the Uganda national football team for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.[19] He missed the first game against Ghana on 17 January 2017 because of suspension.[20]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Uganda's goal tally first.[21]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 December 2013 Afraha Stadium, Nakuru, Kenya  Sudan 1–0 1–0 2013 CECAFA Cup
2. 4 June 2016 Francistown Stadium, Francistown, Botswana  Botswana 2–1 2–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Early life[edit]

Aucho's parents, Muhammed Kakaire and Harriet Nalumansi, died when he was still an infant.[22] Aucho attended Namagabi Primary School – Kayunga, St Thudus (O-level), Iganga Mixed School (A-level).[22] Aucho is represented by Geoffrey Kayemba of Tafag Sports Agency.[23]

Honours[edit]

Tusker[edit]

Gormahia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Khalidi Aucho at National-Football-teams.com
  2. ^ Burkina Fasovs Uganda, Who is who in the cranes squad at kawowo.com, 24 February 2016
  3. ^ "Soka.co.ke". www.soka.co.ke. 
  4. ^ Kayindi, James Robert (9 January 2015). "KHALID AUCHO JOINS KENYA’S GOR MAHIA". Bigeye.ug. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  5. ^ https://www.whoscored.com/Matches/932518/Live/Kenya-Premier-League-2015-Gor-Mahia-Chemelil-Sugar
  6. ^ Gor Mahia vs Sofapaka report at goal.com
  7. ^ Oguda, Zachary. "All set for Aucho as he heads to Scotland". 
  8. ^ Opiyo, Vincent. "Khalid Aucho impresses as Aberdeen thump Arbroath in friendly". 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ Opiyo, Vincent. "BREAKING: Khalid Aucho completes Baroka FC switch". 
  12. ^ Aucho starts Baroka business positively
  13. ^ Zvezda dovela reprezentativca Ugande i odmah ga poslala na pozajmicu (VIDEO) at Sportski žurnal, 20 February 2017 (in Serbian)
  14. ^ ""FUDBAL" 11/17 - page 691" (PDF). Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian). 15 March 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Калид Аучо прикључен екипи". Red Star Belgrade official website (in Serbian). 22 May 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Nije debitovao, a već ide: Rastali se Zvezda i Kalid Aučo". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 22 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  17. ^ Kenyi, Swalley (4 December 2013). "Aucho inspires Cranes past Sudan". New Vision. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  18. ^ Oguda, Zachary (4 June 2016). "AFCON: Aucho on the mark as Uganda goes top". Soka. Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "Total Africa Cup Of Nations 2017: Uganda Cranes 23 Man Squad To Gabon Named". Federation of Uganda Football Associations. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Murshid Juuko and Khalid Aucho ruled out of Uganda v Ghana". The Ugandan. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "M'Changama, Youssouf". National Football Teams. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  22. ^ a b https://www.kawowo.com/2013/12/02/orphan-status-inspires-cranes-player-khalid-aucho/
  23. ^ http://www.kawowo.com/.../26818-rangers-officially-confirm-interest-in-khalid-aucho.html

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