Chenoa, Korea | 21st November 2019. Ugandan International Daudi Okello made a dramatic move to the Korean V-League this week. The fast hard hitter joined Korean champions Skywalkers for a short season from Turkish Side Sport Toto.
Okello comes in as a replacement for injured Cuban outside hitter Yosvany Hernández. Yosvany Hernández injured his ankle one week into the start of the 2019/20 season and did not return to the court afterward. The Cheonan based team has not played well since the injury of Yosvany Hernández injured, suffering 5 defeats in nine games.
Daudi Okello, has been very outstanding in the Efeler League since the start of the season leading Sport Toto to position one of the log.
Okello is not only the first Ugandan to play in Asia’s top league but also only the 2nd African who will feature in the Korean V-League, the other being Mohammed (Morocco), who played at OK Savings Bank in the 2016-2017 season. In May 2019 Okello attended the Korean V-League try out in Canada and missed the cut by a whisker.
Okello earnest top-scorer in points per set (6.29) and third-best scorer overall (107 points) in the Turkish league.
But to transfer at the start of the new season, Okello had to dig deep. He unilaterally terminated his one-season contract with Spor Toto Club where he had become a house hold name through his lawyer Orhan Kılıçkan.
Daudi Okello has played for, Galatasaray of Turkey, Tokat Municipality Pleven, UNIK in Rwanda and KAVC in Uganda.
“My goal is to play well in the Korean League Championship, I am very happy to come to the Hyundai community,” Okello told www.caanathletics.com
Okello will make his debut at the new club on Sunday (November 24th).
Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers is a South Korean professional volleyball team. The team was founded in 1983 and became fully professional in 2005. They are based in Cheonan and are members of the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO). Their home arena is Yu Gwan-Sun Gymnasium in Cheonan. They have won the championship four times, in 2006, 2007, 2017, and 2019.
They are coached by Choi Tae-woong, a Legendary Korean Volleyball player and also 2000 Summer Olympian.