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EXCLUSIVE: Aucho says he is unsettled at Baroka but fully focused on Afcon task

Ugandan midfielder Khalid Aucho says he is concerned about a lack of playing time at his South African club Baroka FC.

Speaking exclusively to Nairobi News in Port Gentil, Gabon the former Tusker FC and Gor Mahia midfielder however insists he is now only focused on the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Aucho was suspended for Uganda Cranes’ opening game against Ghana on Tuesday night which ended in a loss for the East African powerhouse.

He is however set to return to the starting line up in the clash against Egypt on Saturday. Uganda will wrap their group fixtures with another tough clash against Mali in Oyem next week.


Aucho’s Premier Soccer League side, Baroka FC, was reported via the media liason officer to have released Aucho earlier this month, although the reports were later dismissed by the club’s CEO.

“They (Baroka) have taken care of me very well. But money isn’t everything. I want to play and they aren’t playing me. I have talked to the officials about it and we hope to find a solution soon” said Aucho.

On facing Egypt, and Arsenal midfielder Mohammed Elneny, Aucho said: “He is a good player who conducts the Egypt midfield well. I missed the Ghana game and felt bad. We have to beat them (Egypt) to stand a chance of qualification (to the quarters) and we will try to do that.”

Aucho also thanked Gor Mahia fans for their continuous support and said that he misses Kenya very much.