Uganda Cranes midfielder Allan Okello has paid tribute to his former club coach Mike Mutebi who parted ways with Uganda Premier League (UPL) side KCCA FC on Monday.
Mutebi and KCCA agreed by mutual consent to terminate his employment. He however guided the club to three league titles, two Uganda Cups, four Super Cups and One CECAFA Clubs Cup over the last five years making him the most successful Manager in the Club’s history.
Okello who joined KCCA senior team in 2017 as a teenager was part of Mutebi’s success story before he left the Lugogo based outfit for Algerian club AC Paradou in January 2020.
In his latest social media missive, Okello who hailed Mutebi’s contribution to his career expressed his sadness about the coach’s exit at the club adding that he’s been a big deal to budding youngsters.
“Can’t believe! Good luck Coach Mike!” Okello noted via his Facebook page.
“Words can’t bring out how I feel about this. All I can say now is, I hope you ain’t thinking of retirement because there are many young players out there that need your help. Just know we love you so much. You made us what we are today,” a seemingly emotional Okello added.
Okello, 20, was unveiled by the Kasasiro Boys on 24th February 2017. He went ahead and played 112 games for the club and scoring 39 goals and registering many assists in the process.
Meanwhile, Okello rose through the club ranks having joined KCCA Academy in 2015 from Kibuli Secondary School. He later featured in the FUFA Junior League for two years.
On 27th February 2017, Okello made his senior debut bagging a hattrick in the process as KCCA beat Onduparaka FC 7-0 in a league fixture at Lugogo.
However, Uganda Hippos (U20 national team) Coach Morley Byekwaso has taken charge of all first team duties at KCCA as the Interim Manager.