Former Vura FC defender Augustine Akoch has opened up about his move to StarTimes Uganda Premier League side Onduparaka, revealing his deep desire of playing for the Caterpillars someday in his career.
The defender who played a third of last season’s games with relegated FUFA Big League side Light SS inked a two-year contract at Greenlight Stadium and will stay in Arua until 2022.
Talking to Football256, Akoch revealed that the Arua outfits started chasing him two years ago but he instead remained calm and believed in his steady progress whilst playing at a lower side.
Adding that he was not sure of game time at the club and also the fact that he was still half-baked and not yet ready to make such a big leap in his career.
“Onduparaka did not pick interest in me recently. It is two years now since they started chasing for my signature,” Akoch told this website before adding.
“But as a player who was still developing, while the interest was flattering, I had to put the move on hold.”
“Because I knew that at that stage in my career playing time was not going to be guaranteed at such a big club.”
“Therefore, I bravely had to put the move on hold and work on improving myself and gain as much experience for when the door opens again.”
“But since then, and deep down I have remained convinced that my destiny to play in top tier will be at the best club and for me that’s Onduparaka,” he added
Akoch was part of the Teso province team that fell short in the group stages in the FUFA drum last year before guiding Light SS into its first ever Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter final where the fell to UPDF (1-0) in Soroti.
He also featured for Adjumani Town Council SC (Regional League) back in 2016, and looking back, Akoch acknowledges that his journey to the top flight has been about perseverance, commitment and sacrifice.