Midfielder cum centre back Augustine Akoch has completed a move to Uganda Premier League side UPDF FC after parting ways with Onduparaka in July.
The South Sudanese U-20 international signed a two-year contract that will see him stay with the Army side until at least 2023.
Onduparaka finished a lowly 12th on the log last season with only 28 points garnered from 26 games, while UPDF finished eighth, nine points more than the Arua side.
The player is eager to start a new chapter with his new club, and according to him, his new environment there is favourable.
“It has been a good experience with Onduparaka, but I am now all looking up to my new journey with UPDF,” Akoch said.
“I left Onduparaka due to personal reasons that are beyond me as a player, but I am fully focussed to make it happen here,” he added.
Akoch, who formerly captained Light SS had signed a two-year contract with the Caterpillars that would keep him at the club until 2022, but he and the club mutually agreed to part ways midway through the contract for the good of both parties.
Akoch is one of the 14 players the club released for various reasons including according to the club indiscipline and incompetence.
Other players like Moses Okot, Meddie Kyeyune and Hakim Magombe came out to say that they were only demonized by the club for demanding for what rightfully belonged to them.
They argued that the club owes them huge amounts accruing to unpaid salaries and sign-on fees.
Akoch, a bronze medalist in 2020 with the South Sudanese U-20 side in Tanzania in the CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup, is still eligible for the below twenty categories, but he is looking to work his way up to the senior side set-up.