Motherwell snap up Uganda international

Motherwell snap up Uganda international
Bevis Mugabi of Uganda

by Nick Said

Friday Sep 13, 2019. 11:00

Scottish Premier League side Motherwell have signed Uganda international defender Bevis Mugabi on a short-term deal until January.

The 24-year-old had been a free agent after being released by English club Yeovil Town at the end of last season, and has been drafted in to provide injury cover for the Fir Park side.

The London-born Mugabi was also a junior with Fulham and Southampton, and played at the recent Africa Cup of Nations for The Cranes.

“I’m excited for a new challenge at Motherwell,” he said. “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.”

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson says Mugabi could go straight into the squad for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Hearts.

“We’ve an injury concern over one of our centre backs, so Bevis comes in to shore up the gap that might leave,” Robinson said.

“He’s an experienced player with a lot of games under his belt in England. He’s big, strong and will give us another option at the back.”

Mugabi played 102 games, scoring five goals, for Yeovil between 2016 and 2019.

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