Ugandan U20 AFCON 2020 top scorer joins Egyptian side

February 3, 2023

After being touted as one for the future, Ugandan football player Derrick Kakooza looks to be finding playing outside Uganda very difficult.

Derrick Kakooza celebrates one of his goals in the U20 AFCON tournament

He’s now joined Egyptian side ENNPI on a 2 and half year deal.

ENNPI plays in the Egyptian Premier League.

The club currently sits in the 16th position on the table of 18 teams.

Derrick Kakooza in action for his Latvian side Valmiera II

They have so far collected 13 points from 16 games.

It should be recalled that Kakooza rose to prominence after emerging the top scorer in the U20 AFCON tournament which was held in Mauritania in 2021.

This is after the Uganda Hippos got beaten 2-0 in the finals by Ghana.

Kakooza subsequently moved to Latvian side Valmiera II

His contract however ran out in 2022 and it wasn’t renewed.

He has been a free agent since then and was slated to join Finnish side KuPs.

He featured for the club that plays in Finland’s league but the transfer didn’t materialize.

Derrick Kakooza will be tasked with helping to save ENNPI from relegation.

In Uganda, he played for Uganda Police FC’s junior team