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Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru: Ugandan Joins Wycombe

Uganda Cranes Striker Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru has joined English Championship newcomers Wycombe Wanderers on a three-year deal.

He becomes the first signing in the ongoing window for Wycombe who beat Oxford in playoffs to earn England Championship Promotion from League One.

Uche joins Wycombe from Scottish side Hearts, a team he joined in 2018 before they were relegated last season.

At Hearts, he scored two goals from 23 games last season before the league was ended due to Covid19 pandemic.

Wycombe coach Gareth Ainsworth, speaking to the Club website, revealed his delight with Uche Mubiru’s signing:

“Uche is a player I’ve always admired, going right back to the start of his career with Reading and Watford’s under-23 sides, and I’m delighted that the time has come for us to bring him to Wycombe Wanderers.

“We feel he’s perfectly suited for the way we play and being part of this squad will get the best out of him. He’s quick, strong, holds the ball up well and will score goals for us too. He gives us another option up front and no doubt will learn a lot from Adebayo Akinfenwa who has done a phenomenal job for us in a similar role over the past four years.

“We are working so hard to get this squad as strong as it can be for the new season. We’ve been knocked back on some of our targets but Uche is one I really wanted to bring here and it’s great to get the deal over the line, with hopefully more to come soon.”

Mubiru, born in London holds both Nigerian and Ugandan parentage and agreed to play for the Uganda Cranes.

He was one of the three new faces based in United Kingdom summoned by Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry for the AFCON double header against South Sudan, which was later postponed.

He is a former Reading Academy player who also played for Watford, Crewe Alexandria, Doncaster Rovers, Port Vale, Blackpool and Cambridge United.

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