Micho reveals how Emma Okwi refused to join Italy’s Hellas Verona

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Okwi with coach Micho (Photo by Don Philip Mugabi)


Former Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojević alias Micho has named Emmanuel Okwi as the Ugandan player he could have played in the top five European leagues.

Micho however regrets that Okwi couldn’t make it to the competitive top five leagues in Europe.

“I had a dream that one of the Ugandan players could play in the top five European leagues and that was Emmanuel Arnold Okwi.” He is very close to my heart as a Villa boy who grew up at Villa Park and unfortunately he refused to go to Hellas Verona club in Serie A. He was to go there on big money transfer instead he went to Red Bull Salzburg where he got sick, he came back and his career never went to his best.” Said the tactician before adding,

“In 2012, I took one of the biggest Italian agents to Benjamin Mpaka Stadium where Okwi played a match between Simba and Young, he scored three goals and two penalties had been on him and after the first half, the Italian agent told me that this boy will immediately play in the Serie A. Okwi knows that story, he regrets those things and I regret because he would make history as the first and only player until now to play in competitive top five leagues in Europe.” Micho revealed during an interaction on SC Villa Worldwide fans’ WhatsApp group

Okwi with coach Micho (Photo by Don Philip Mugabi)

Micho currently serves as Libya national team head coach and hailed former Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango for the glittering career he has had at South African Giants Mamelodi Sundowns.

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