By Edward Tumusiime
Caesar Okhuti has indicated that he may or may not retire at the end of the season but his body and demand from the hierarchy will be the biggest determining factor.
The 30 year old admitted earlier on he was likely to hang up his boots at the end of the current season, but he is having a second thought as all depends on his body being able.
Okhuti also revealed he is ready to give Arua Hill all he has to ensure the club’s objective is achieved, and added he could go the extra mile to defer his retirement plan if the bosses request.
The former Cranes international who is considering to end his career with the Leopards still has two years on his contract and has said his fitness this season is good which is why he is able to perform.
“I said during my arrival that I would make my decision about my future at the end the campaign,” Okhuti said
“But at this moment I feel fit enough and my performances are an indication.
“I love football and it will be difficult to say goodbye to it – and sometimes I feel like giving up and at other times, I don’t feel ready to say goodbye.
“I will finish at Arua Hill SC but my fitness shape next season will determine whether or not I continue playing.
“I will also listen to my body, including if my services shall be required.
The forward joined Arua Hill SC from Onduparaka in 2020 and soon became club captain, helping them win four of the seven Big League first round games as he scored four goals in six appearances.
He is also a coach in the making with a level one coaching license. He has already started practicing the profession he is determined to embrace post playing career with St. Leo FC.
He has juggled his coaching role with playing football for the last couple of months, much as he gave little time to coaching recently to concentrate on playing.
Although he has a chance to take a full time job as coach of the 4th division side when he retires, plans have also been made by the club for him to join the Arua Hill technical team when he retires.
Okhuti, who joined Arua Hill as a coach player seven months ago had shared coaching duties with Mbalangu especially in the field as the gaffer manages from the touchline, in return the head coach has supported the idea of him joining the technical team in the fullness of time.