Uganda Rugby Cranes winger Solomon “Maaso” Okia has joined Black Pirates Rugby Club from Kenya Harlequin.
“Okia was released from his contract with Kenya Harlequin RFC. We thank him for his service and we would look to secure his services again in the near future as he is a talented young man,” Stanley Omino, the club secretary told Kawowo Sports.
Black Pirates have not revealed the terms of Okia’s transfer as they are still finalising the paperwork with the respective unions, Kenya Rugby and Uganda Rugby Union. But they are optimistic that it will be completed by the end of the week.
Kenya Harlequin acquired Solomon Okia from Buffaloes in September 2017 in a triple signing from Uganda with Joseph Aredo and Aaron Ofoywroth.
Okia will not be a stranger at the Pirates. He reunites with former Buffaloes teammate Stephen Alul and colleagues from the national team. These include Isaac Massanganzira, Desire Ayera and William Nkore in the Uganda Men’s Sevens.
He is known for his flash pace and has enjoyed a successful career with the national team, especially with the sevens.
Black Pirates have revealed the terms of Okia’s transfer after finalising the paperwork with the respective unions, Kenya Rugby and Uganda Rugby Union. But they are optimistic that it will be completed by the end of the week.
Black Pirates have a sufficient supply of outside backs within their team, but there is no doubt that “Masso” will be an important part of the youthful club looking to conquer Ugandan rugby again.