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I Was Released For Missing A Penalty – Fred Okot

Defender Fred Okot is certain that he was released by UPDF FC for missing a penalty!

Last week, UPDF FC released five players including new signing and former URA FC player Okot.

The fullback revealed to The-SportsNation that it all started when he missed a penalty in a league game against Kyetume FC.

Okot, not the usual penalty taker, was denied by goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa from the spot at the death before Kyetume scored at the other end in dramatic ending.

“The reason I was released was because of missing a spot kick in the 90th minute,” Okot told The-SportsNation.

Mustapha Mujuzi scored Kyetume’s penalty kick to hand the Army side their first and only loss in the league.

“There was some misunderstanding and when the game ended, I even asked for forgiveness from the team (players) and the coach,” he added.

“The team forgave me but the coach didn’t.”

“We had the next game with Police FC of which I wasn’t on the lineup, that came to my mind that the coach didn’t forgive me so I decided to leave the team because I knew it may not end well.

“But I still love him, he is a good coach and like my father because he’s the one who turned me into who what I am today. He spotted me from Lweza FC to URA FC.”

Fred Okot during his days at URA FC. Courtesy photo

Okot also missed a penalty against Vipers in a friendly game before the league kicked off.

On what is next, he said: “The next thing is to get another club because am a free agent now.”

Okot played just two games for UPDF FC including a home game against BUL FC.

Goalkeeper Tony Kyamera, Juma Ssebaduka, Najib Tusaba and Ronnie Kisekka are the players released by UPDF FC.


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