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Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru: Uganda Cranes Striker Joins Middlesbrough

Uganda Cranes Striker Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru has joined English Championship club Middlesbrough Football club.

Uche, becomes the club’s third signing of the summer after joining from Wycombe Wanderers on a fee of £750k, it has been stated.

The 26-year-old completed the formalities of his move ahead of the start of pre-season training after Boro agreed a deal with Wycombe for his services, signing a three-year contract

On his arrival, Boro boss Neil Warnock said: “I’ve always liked Uche back to when he was at Hearts and I watched him a few times. He looks raw at times but he’s so keen and dedicated wherever he plays and I think the fans will really get behind him because he’s such a 100% player.

“I was really impressed in my meetings with him with his dedication and desire to do well for Middlesbrough. I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

Mubiru is an English-born Ugandan professional footballer who has parentage both in Nigeria and Uganda but decided to play for the Cranes.

However, On the Uganda Cranes, Mubiru’s debut is still on the wait after the player asked to drop out to sort out some issues after he was called up during the Cranes preparations for the South Sudan AFCON qualifier double header.

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

Middlesbrough Football Club is currently competing in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football.

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