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Uganda Cranes defender joins Scottish top tier side

CAIRO, EGYPT – JUNE 26: Bevis Mugabi of Uganda and Talent Chawapihwa of Zimbabwe during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group A match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at Cairo International Stadium on June 26, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)

Uganda Cranes defender Bevis Mugabi has joined Scottish side Motherwell FC.

Mugabi is understood to have signed a short term deal with the side that is best in Motherwell.

His deal which will run until January 2020 was confirmed by Motherwell on their official website.

“Motherwell have signed Ugandan international defender Bevis Mugabi on a short-term deal until January, subject to international clearance. Read part of post.

It is understood that Mugabi did trials which he successfully passed and will done the yellow and maroon jersey.

Mugabi posses for a picture after signing for Motherwell on Thursday.

He joins Motherwell from Yeovil Town where he has been since 2016.

Mugabi is a full Uganda Cranes international having made his debut in 2018.

He was part of the Cranes team that reached the last 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where they were eliminated by Senegal.

At AFCON 2019, the lanky defender played all four of Uganda’s games, starting at both left back and center half.

Speaking after joining Motherwell, Mugabi expressed his delight to be joining the club.

“I’m excited for a new challenge at Motherwell,” noted Mugabi as quoted by Motherwell.. “I can’t wait to get started.

“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.”

In joining the Scottish Premier League (SPL), Uganda becomes the second Ugandan to play in Scotland after David Obua who featured for Hearts of Meredith at the turn of the century.

Motherwell are fifth on the SPL log with seven points after four games and the club will take on Hearts on Saturday in their next game.

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