Caeser Okhuti explains the burden of being a captain

Caeser Okhuti explains the burden of being a captain

Forward Caeser Okhuti has stated that captaining a team sparks high levels of expatiations from fans.

The 30-year-old was a vice captain at Onduparaka before he joined us. He was given the arm band by Hussein Mbalangu immediately at the arrival of the boss.

Mbalangu has mentioned Okhuti deserves the band because of the respect he commands from players due to his achievements and experience.

Okhuti has now opened the lid on the great responsibility that comes with holding the highest office amongst players.

“Serving as assistant at Onduparaka and now captaining Arua Hill and sparks high levels of expectations from the fans and having been from the premiership, the fans expect a lot from me,” he said.

“Leading a group is not easy because it takes a lot of responsibility, hard work because if this team doesn’t attain promotion, they’ll be looking at us not the young ones so the honor is on me and the group that I am leading,” he added.

Okhuti came to the Uganda football limelight in 2006 when he helped second level side Ediofe Hills FC (defunct) qualify for the 2007 top flight.

He has won the Uganda Premier League with Vipers SC in 2009/10 season and KCCA 2015/16 season.

Okhuti also had a brief stint with Express FC where his scintillating performance earned him a move to KCCA. He partially contributed to Onduparaka’s journey to the top flight from the Big League in 2015.

Okhuti has mentioned his 14 years illustrious career and experience is expected to compliment the upcoming footballers.

“I think the team is built with both experienced players and young players. The experience we attained in the Premiership; we shall bring it down to make sure the team gains promotion. We also lift the young ones, we lead by example. Everything we do, must make sure that we attained promotion,” he added.

Okhuti has also won the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup with the national team in 2008 and 2015. His experience in Ugandan football is undoubted, which is why mainly he was signed by the club.