Reigning Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL) champions, KCCA, could start their title defence without their Most Valuable Player (MVP), Joseph Ochaya.

The versatile star has been granted permission to travel to South Africa for trials with Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bidvest Wits.

David Tamale, the KCCA CEO, confirmed to the latest development. “We are hoping he can get the deal,” he said, “They (Wits) wrote to asking for his services and we hope all goes well for him.”

The invitation letter to KCCA to have the player travel for trials with Wits for 21 days was signed off by the South African club Chief CEO, Jonathan Schloss.

This would be Ochaya’s third attempt at professional football having previously played in Ghana and Vietnam.

“I have worked hard to get this chance,” Ochaya told Uganda’s Daily Monitor, “I am focused and know what to do once I get there.”

Should Ochaya leave, KCCA manager Mike Mutebi will turn to new signing Brian Majwega, who equally patrols the left flank without trouble.

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