Aberdeen take former Gor Mahia defender Khalid Aucho on trial

Former Gor Mahia midfielder Khalid Aucho has arrived in Aberdeen for a trial with the Scottish club

The 22-year-old 17 times capped Ugandan international is a free agent having left the Kenyan top flight side.

Aucho and his agent initially claimed he was set to come to Scotland for a trial at Rangers, but later did a U-turn and insisted he would fly in to the Granite City.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, who is set to fly with the team to Latvia later today, confirmed he will be given the chance to earn a deal.

His first chance could come in an outing for the Dons’ Under-20 side in their friendly against Arbroath at Gayfield Park on Saturday.

“He is due in today and the plan is for him to train with the U20 squad on Friday.

“We will assess whether he is ready to take part in the game on Saturday.”

– Aberdeen manager, Derek McInnes

Aucho has represented Uganda 17 times so far in his career, scoring two goals and he has previously played for Tusker and Tanzanian team Simba.