Caesar Okhuti retires from football

Caesar Okhuti has retired from football, ending a 15-year career.

During this time, he won two Uganda Premier League titles and the FUFA Big League.

The 31-year-old Ugandan striker scored 71 career goals for both club and country.

His highest tally came in 2008/09 season with of 18 goals.

This ranked him as the second top scorer in the Uganda Premier League at Vipers SC.

Okhuti ended his playing career with West Nile side Arua Hill SC as the club’s joint top scorer with five goals in 2020/21 Big League season.

His goals helped the Leopards clinch promotion to Uganda Premier League.

Okhuti spent the last 10 months of his career as a player and a coach of Arua Hill and St. Leo FC respectively.

He represented the national team in 2008 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.

Okhuti was also part of the 2011 Nile Basin Tournament, 2011 CHAN,  2015 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, and 2016 CHAN.

He has also featured in the Africa Cup of Nation Qualifiers and World Cup Qualifiers.

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Caesar Okhuti journey

He developed his football talent through secondary football as he featured for Mvara S.S.

Later, he joined St. Joseph College Ombachi in the early 2000s.

But had to wait till 2006 to find a major breakthrough to play club football at the age of 16 with Ediofe Hills FC (defunct).

It was at Ediofe when he announced himself in the Ugandan football scene in 2006.

He helped the second division side to qualify for 2007 top flight competition.

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Known for his speed, perfect first touch, excellent ball control, ability in the air, powerful and accurate strikes, and ball retention.

Caesar was able to catch the eyes of the Uganda Cranes coach Csaba László.

Csaba gave him his first call-up to represent the Cranes in the 2007 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Tanzania.

He is remembered for his outstanding performance in the quarter finals of the tournament.

Here, he scored the opener against Kenya and later scored the winner in a 4-2 penalty shootout.

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Okhuti has had a magnificent career with a multiplicity of journeys in a number of clubs.

They include Ediofe Hills, Bunamwaya SC (Vipers SC), Vissai Ninh Binh, El Nasir, Onduparaka, Express, KCCA and Arua Hill.

While with the Uganda Cranes, Okhuti has registered 12 caps and scored 11 goals.

His legendary status is indeed cemented in the history of Ugandan football.

Written by 

Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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