Mugabi becomes first contracted Yeovil Town player in four years to make senior international debut


Bevis Mugabi became the first contracted Yeovil Town player in four years to make their senior international debut.

The 22-year-old made his debut in the Uganda Cranes’ 3-1 win over Sao Tome and Principe in a friendly on Saturday.

Mugabi had been summoned on several occasions but for several reasons, he had not turned out in the national team colors for a while.

The 22-year-old had received his first call up to the Uganda national football team in August two years ago for a friendly against Kenya and the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Comoros, but was withdrawn from the squad by Yeovil Town with the club citing the short notice of the call-up.

In the match, he was replaced by KCCA captain Timothy Awanyi only to get a standing ovation from the fans and a warm handshake from Desabre.

At Yeovil, he joined Rhys Browne (Antigua & Barbuda), Shaun Donnellan and Corey Whelan (Republic of Ireland U21s) in leaving Somerset for international duty.


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