Afcon 2017Q Buildup: Who is Bevis Mugabi?

Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has named a provisional squad for the upcoming 2017 AFCON qualifier against Comoros.

The squad comprises 32 players shared equally between the foreign and local base. However, website it’s quite predictable to know who will feature in the final squad going by Micho’s previous comments on the last game. Only that the formation is always unpredictable.

Right Back Dennis Iguma has been suspended for the Comoros game for accumulating yellow cards. His position is likely to be filled by a new face summoned on Wednesday.

Bevis Mugabi.
Mugabi was born May 1st 1995 in the United Kingdom to Ugandan born parents Tony Mugabi and Mary Nabulya.

His roots are traced back to  Konge Makindye Division in Kampala Central, abortion father’s ancestral home.

The 21- year old last visited Uganda in 2013 while he was on holiday.

“Every player’s dream is to play for his country. I am really humbled for the callup and I look forward to the task,” Mugabi told Chimp Sport from his base in UK.

Mugabi started his football career at a tender age with the Fulham academy before moving to Southampton Under 18 in July 1st 2011 at the age of 16.


He was later promoted to the Under-21 side in July 2013. Mugabi made nine appearances last season for the Saints before crossing over to Yeovil town FC early August on a free transfer.

The versatile defender has so far appeared five times in the last 15 days at the league two club starting with a 2-0 win away to Walsall in the league cup, 1-1 draw against Luton, 1-0 loss to Mansfield & Morecambe as well as Tuesday’s 4-0 defeat at Everton’s Goodison Park.

The Cranes are expected to group later next week before an international Friendly against Kenya on Tuesday 30th and then the penultimate clash with Comoros.

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