I Paid For A Gym To Defend Him – Okot Picks Three Hardest Opponents

Full back Fred Okot has picked three toughest opponents which have given him hardest time in his career so far.

The roving right back has played for Uganda Premier League teams like Vipers, URA FC and Lweza.

In an interview with The-SportsNation, he has named Yasin Mugume, Mustafa Kizza and Martin Kizza.

Okot says that Martin Kizza was hard, powerful and brutal to the extent that he had to pay one month at a Gym to be able to defend him.

Mustafa Kizza right behind Fred Okot (red)

“Mugume was at The Saints FC (now UPDF FC) and by then I was in Lweza FC. He has speed on the ball and he’s skillful as well, but I managed to defend him but it was not easy in the first half,” Okot explained.

“Another player is Kizza (KCCA) because of his crosses though I managed to block some of them but when I was attacking him he could defend me also.

“Martin Kizza during his time at SC Villa when I was at URA. He’s skillful, speedy on the ball and powerful, it was because of him that I paid for one month at the gym, the guy was too energetic”.

The Bull – Nicholas Wadada and Taddeo Lwanga tussling to dispossess Martin Kizza. Courtesy

Okot started his football career while at School with Mehta SS Lugazi in 2011. He later joined Lisa Standard Lugazi in 2012 before ending at St Mary’s SS Kitende in 2014.

He had stints with Kireka United from 2012 where he played until 2015.

He then joined Lweza FC in 2015 after completing his senior six where he signed a two-year contract but he was acquired by URA FC just abyear into his Lweza contract.

In 2019, Okot joined Kitende-based Vipers SC.

He reveals: “Unfortunately at Vipers I played only one game in the first round after getting a knee injury, I am now a free agent.”

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