Cranes defender Mugabi excited about Motherwell challenge in Scotland

Sunday September 15 2019

Off To Scotland.  Mugab’s new address is at

Off To Scotland. Mugab’s new address is at Motherwell in Scotland. PHOTO: EDDIE CHICCO 

By ANDREW MWANGUHYA

Bevis Mugabi now finally gets to play competitive football since the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt in July after securing a new club.
The Ugandan centre-back was confirmed a new addition to Scottish club, Motherwell, on Thursday on a short term basis. He will be with the club until January after he impressed on trial. And the gangly defender is relishing the challenge. “I’m excited for a new challenge at Motherwell and can’t wait to get started,” he is quoted by the BBC.
Getting started could as well have been yesterday, when Motherwell travelled to Hearts in the Scottish Premiership. Motherwell next face Ross County before a trip to St Johnstone, and the club manager Stephen Robinson is counting on Mugabi.
“He is big, strong and gives us another option,” said Robinson, “We have an injury concern over one of our centre backs, so Bevis shores up the gap that might leave.”
Born to Ugandan parents in London, the 24-year-old started his career at Southampton, later spending his last three seasons with Yeovil Town, where he featured 102 times in League Two. He was released by Yeovil at the end of last season and immediately focused of the Africa Cup of Nations with Uganda.
Mugabi has since been looking for a new club, and when an opportunity with Motherwell came along, he fully embraced it. “I spoke to some of my old team-mates who had played in Scotland, including Alex Fisher. They told me it was a great opportunity, with Alex telling me how great a place Motherwell was.”
He joins host of other Ugandans including Emmanuel Okwi, Taddeo Lwanga, Patrick Kaddu, Allan Kyambadde, Faruku Miya and Hassan Wasswa among others who got new clubs after a last 16 performance in Egypt in June/July.

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