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Jordan Obita: Ugandan defender completes move to English league one side

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Ugandan defender Jordan Obita has completed a move to Oxford United after spending almost a fortnight training with the League One side.

The 26-year old left back has been a free agent since being released by Reading during last summer’s transfer window.

The defender has agreed to join Oxford United on a one-year deal until the end of the campaign with an option to extend for another year.

He says he has always wanted to play for the Club.

“I grew up just around the corner and there’s always been something within me that I want to come and play for the club,” Obita told the Oxford Mail after putting pen to paper before adding,

“I’ve known the chairman for four or five years now.”

“He gave me loads of phone calls over the last couple of months, showing his eagerness to bring me in.

“That’s what I want right now, people who want me and believe in me to try to progress and do well here, for myself and the club.”

Jordan Obita will don the shirt number 24 jersey and thus takes up the final available space in squad that has been vacant after the departure of Derick Oseka last month.

Obita was born in Oxford town to Ugandan parents 26-years ago and has featured for all the England National team Under age groups ( U-18, U-19,U-20 and U-21).

He left Reading FC having featured in 191 games in 10 years in all competitions and found the back on the net seven times.


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