Former KCCA FC head coach Mike Hillary Mutebi was surprised by the news of Allan Okello’s return to Lugogo.
Mutebi was at the helm of the club when Okello left for Paradou AC in February 2020 signing a four-year contract with the Algerian outfit.
With two years left on his contract, the 22-year-old is back to his boyhood club on a one-year loan deal.
“Is he back?” a surprised Mutebi asked this reporter when contacted for a comment on Okello’s return to KCCA.
Mutebi then added: “I blame all that on the club (KCCA) and the player himself (Okello).
“He was supposed to wait for at least another year before leaving in the first place but KCCA and Okello were impatient because they wanted the money.”
“But there is a lot to learn for him given the situation that he is in right now because everything is all about character.”
“He has been challenged but he is still young and there is a chance for him to re-establish himself for a way forward,” he added.
It is Mutebi that saw Okello develop into stature, he promoted him from the KCCA development side to the senior team in 2017.
Okello’s move to North Africa has not yielded fruits given the expectations of the many who know about his talent and potential.
He failed to cement his place on the first team where he was limited to playing time since joining in 2020.
It was also believed that the move to Paradou was Okello’s gate pass to Europe since they are known for transferring players to mainly France.