Ugandan football legend Samson Caesar Okhuti has officially announced his retirement from active football, leaving a legacy of not so much to write home about in terms of individual achievements.
His decision to retire came at a time when he still had lots in his arsenal to offer but age didn’t seem to agree much with this wish and the general feeling is that it was always bound to give way.
He was the team captain of West Nile giants Arua Hill at the time of this decision and had created history as the first club captain to help promote this club to their maiden Uganda Premier League campaign.
Okhuti further guided unbeaten Arua Hill to the Fufa Big League championship with a 1-0 victory over Tooro United in the final, making an assist for Rashid Kawawa’s strike. The game was hosted at the Fufa Technical centre in Njeru on Tuesday August 17th 2021.
Born on 7th October 1990 in Arua, Okhuti was an integral part of the Onduparaka side that took Ugandan Football by storm in 2016, qualifying for their debut season in the topflight league and ultimately sending the crowds in rupture.
His breakthrough season however was the 2006/2007 where he announced himself to the football landscape with a brace against URA for then Uganda Super League debutants Ediofe Hills.
Following that impressive performance, Bunamwaya SC (Vipers) came calling and would eventually agree on a deal to sign the player in the year 2008.
His impressive form continued even at Bunamwaya, seeing him finish as the third topscorer in the league with 18 goals. He would eventually guide them to their first ever Uganda Super League title in 2010.
Foreign offers came calling in the aftermath of the 2009/10 season with Vietnam’s League 1 side Xi mang The Vissai Ninh Binh securing his signature. While there, Okhuti scored 4 goals in 3 months and would later return home to Bunamwaya.
Okhuti has had a magnificent career with a multiplicity of journeys in a number of clubs including: Ediofe Hills, Bunamwaya SC (Vipers SC), Vissai Ninh Binh, El Nasir, Onduparaka, Express, KCCA and most recently Arua Hill.
While with the Uganda Cranes, Okhuti has registered twelve caps and scored 11 goals. His legendary status is indeed cemented in the history of Ugandan football.