It’s a rare occurrence in Ugandan football for a player’s transfer fees to be known let alone an intentional one but for Ugandan midfielder Allan Okello, the modern times couldn’t have made the situation better.
Football256.com can authoritatively reveal that Allan Okello’s $200,000 (about UGX750M) move to Algerian side Paradou FC is ranked among the top 10 transfers completed in the 2020 January transfer window.
Senegalese powerful forward Aliou Badji’s transfer from Rapid Vienna in Austria to Egyptian giants Al Ahly is ranked highest, the 22 year old cost a whopping $2.3m.
In second place is Algerian Abderrahmane Meziane who moved from Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates to Esperance Tunis in Tunisia for $1.4m.
Emad Mohsin Majeed’s switch to Salim Jamal’s Al Hilal in Sudan from Al-Zawraa SC cost $350,000 and comes in third while Mohammed Amine Tougay’s move to Esperance Tunis from Algerian outfit NA Hussien Dey is ranked fourth valued at $220,000.
Completing the top five but ranked forth too is Moroccan Soufiane Karkache who left RS Berkane for Wydad Casablanca for $220,000 as well.
Emad Mohsin and Soufiane were just $20,000 better off fifth placed Ugandan midfielder Okello’s move from KCCA FC to Paradou FC.
Striker Francis Kazengu Kazedi comes in sixth having moved from Chabab Mohammedia to Wydad Casablanca for $190,000.
Kazedi is closely followed in seventh spot by Mohamed Ben Hammouda from Morrocoo who moved from AS Soliman to Espérance Tunis for $180,000.
Kenyan international Anthony Akumu’s switched from Zambia’s ZESCO United to Kaizer Chiefs on a free Transfer.
However, the former Gor Mania midfielder is reported to have pocketed $120,000 in sign on fees with a monthly salary of $13,000, that ranks his move eighth.
Nigerian Sikiru Alimi’s move from Lobi Stars to Stade Tunisien for $120,0000. One thing for is certain Al Ahly splashed the most cash followed by Esperance Tunis.
Shortlisted big transfer in the January window
1. Aliou Badji: Rapid Vienna to Al Ahly SC – $2.3 million
2. Abderrahmane Meziane: Al Ain FC to Espérance Tunis – $1.4 million
3. Emad Mohsin Majeed: Al-Zawraa SC to Al Hilal Club – $350,000
4. Mohamed Amine Tougai: NA Hussein Dey to Espérance Tunis – $220,000
4. Soufiane Karkache: RS Berkane to Wydad AC – $220,000
5. Allan Okello: KCCA FC to Paradou AC – $200,000
6. Francy Kasengu Kazadi: Chabab Mohammedia to Wydad AC – $190,000
7. Mohamed Ben Hammouda: AS Soliman to Espérance Tunis – $180,000
8. Anthony Akumu: ZESCO United to Kaizer Chiefs – Free Transfer ($120,000 sign on fee and $13,000 monthly salary)
9. Sikiru Alimi: Lobi Stars to Stade Tunisien – $120, 0000