Uganda national team head coach Johnathan McKinstry handed teenage sensation Allan Okello his senior debut on Sunday which was well received from the fans alike.
Kawowo Sports reported that Okello was introduced in the 66th minute to replace William Luwagga where he was placed as an inverted winger.
The 19-year-old who currently plays for KCCA FC in the Uganda Premier League was excited to have made his maiden debut and was filled with much-expected happiness.
‘I’m happy as a player to make my debut with the senior national team. It was important that the team got maximum points, everyone worked hard to make sure we got three points,’ he said before adding ‘I know this is just a start for me but I believe this motivates me to work harder and keep going.’
‘I thank my fellow players for the good reception they gave me and the coaches for the trust and giving me the opportunity.’
“He (McKinstry) told me to and enjoy, do my best as I play always and that I should not have to be under pressure despite this being my debut.’