Bevis Mugabi scores for Motherwell despite a loss

Uganda Cranes defender Bevis Mugabi was on target as Motherwell suffered their first defeat of the season.

Motherwell was defeated 3-2 against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

Kevin van Veen and Bevis Mugabi scored for the home team in the 12th and 29th minutes.

But Kyle Magennis, Christian Doidge and Martin Boyle won it for the visiting side.

They scored goals in the 17th, 56th, and 70th minutes respectively.

It was new signing Kevin van Veen who put Motherwell ahead in the 12th minute.

He finished off a cross from Jake Carroll.

But Hibernian were level five minutes later after Magennis powered home from close range.

Bevis Mugabi, who was making a comeback to the team after recovering from his shoulder injury.

Then restored the home side’s lead in the 29th minute after Carroll delivered the ball from a free-kick.

Ugandan player hit it with his head. 

The ball bounced inside Matt Macey’s right-hand post and into the net.

It was a good display by Bevis Mugabi, who played alongside Ricki Lamie at the heart of the defence.

His performance could be good news for new Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

They are preparing for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches in September.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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