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Bevis Mugabi signs contract extension at Motherwell

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Uganda Cranes defender Bevis Mugabi has signed a new deal with Scottish Premiership side Motherwell FC.

The lanky centre back who can also play at right back, put pen to paper on a new two year deal that will see him feature for Motherwell till the summer of 2024.

Mugabi’s initial contract was bound to expire at the end of the current season in June but opted for an extension despite reported interests from English and Scottish clubs like Celtic.

“We’re delighted that Bevis has committed himself to us for the next two seasons,” Motherwell boss Graham Alexander said via the club’s website.

“He’s been a constant in our team, and even though we have seen a great improvement from him over the last 12 months, we still believe there’s more to come from him. He’s a great character to have at our club and he wants to win.” Graham added.

Mugabi joined Motherwell in September 2019, initially on a short term deal and subsequently established himself as a key figure at the club.

He has featured for the club in 62 games and scored a total of four goals in the process. He has scored two goals in 23 appearances this season.

Born in Harrow, London to Ugandan parents, Mugabi is a graduate of the famous Southampton academy and played alongside players like Luke Shaw and James Ward Prowse during his youth team days.

He has played for the Uganda Cranes 10 times since his debut in 2018 and was part of the squad that played at the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.

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