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Tusker considering move for dropped Aucho

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Gor Mahia midfielder, Khalid Aucho (left) receives his Midfielder of the Year runners-up trophy from SuperSport EA General Manager, Auka Gacheo. PHOTO/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 12- Kenyan Premier League and GOtv Shield champions Tusker FC are considering a move for Ugandan midfielder Khalid Aucho after South African website Soccer Laduma reported he has been dropped by Premier Soccer League club Baroka FC.

Aucho played for the Brewers in 2013 and 2014 then moved to Gor Mahia for the 2015 and part of 2016 season before clinching a move to the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) with newly promoted Baroka FC.

However, the Ugandan midfielder who is currently in Gabon for the African Cup of Nations with the Cranes, failed to settle in time at the club which has now deemed him surplus to requirements alongside striker and national team captain Geoffrey Massa.

“We would really like to have him return to the club because this is where he made a name and that position is really critical for us. We are trying to get to him and if we are successful, we will not waste any time to sign him,” Tusker FC CEO Charles Obiny said.

A return to Gor is out of the books as K’Ogalo have already fulfilled their foreign quota of five with the arrival of Rwandese midfielder Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza.

Tusker has been hunting down a creative midfielder from West Africa and Obiny says they have given up on the chase due to the player’s high demands. He adds they will be forced to look for a local solution if they fail to net Aucho.

Meanwhile, Tusker have confirmed goalkeeper Martin Musalia will leave the club after submitting a transfer request.

“He requested to leave and we have obliged to it. We are in the process of finalizing the issue so that we hand him his release letter,” Obiny revealed.

The club had already recalled young goalkeeper Bryne Omondi from his loan spell at Agro Chemicals and should cover up for the returning Musalia who has struggled to crack regular playing time since moving to Ruaraka from AFC Leopards.

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