Uganda Cranes lanky defender Bevis Mugabi has opened up on the decision to renew his contract at Scottish side Motherwell.
On February 18 2022, the defender, reportedly linked with a move to Celtic, extended his stay at Motherwell until the summer of 2024.
His coach at Motherwell Graham Alexander expressed his delight saying that Mugabi has been “a constant in our team” and a “great character to have at our club.”
In a wide ranging interview with FUFA media, Mugabi says that he opted to stay at Motherwell because of loyalty.
“I decided to stay with the club because of the loyalty they showed me when I first came to Scotland,” he states.
“First and foremost, they believed in my ability even when I wasn’t playing well and that is the reason why I probably decided to stay and develop further as a player and a person.
“But most importantly it was about playing games consistently. I believe I made the right decision to stay at the club.”
Mugabi adds that the Motherwell fans have been “welcoming” and supported him through a lot of things.
Mugabi joined Motherwell in 2019 from English lower tier Yeovil Town.
He explains: “It was a big change moving from England to Scotland. I left behind my family but I had to grow as a person, adapt to a different environment, culture, people and style of play.
“It wasn’t a very easy transition but I am happy I made that step with the aim of trying out something different and I can’t complain.”
On his targets at the club, Mugabi says that he wants to perform well for the club and play consistently well for his manager and teammates and finish in a better position on the table.
“All I can do is to thank God for putting me in this position and allowing me to keep on working and progressing as a player,” he adds.
“I feel I have done well this season with my performances and I want to keep on learning as it never stops but hopefully keep on playing well and see what the future has in store for me.”