Ugandan Defender Joins Wycombe Wanderers

Ugandan defender Jordan Obita has joined  English Championship side Wycombe Wanderers for an undisclosed fee

The 27-year old left-back joins the Chairboys on atwo-and-a-half year deal  from league 1 outfits Oxford United, a side he joined in November last year.

But Oxford United boss Karl Robinson explained it was a move that suited both parties.

He told the club’s official website: “Jordan is an excellent pro and we enjoyed having him here.

“Wycombe made an offer which met our valuation and for Jordan it offers that little bit of security because he was only on a short-term contract.

Obita made 15 appearances for United, with his only goal coming against AFC Wimbledon on Boxing Day.

The move comes just hours after Oxford United signed centre back Luke McNally from St Patrick’s Athletic.

Jordan Obita at his former Club Oxford United.

Wycombe Coach  Gareth  Ainsworth says  “Jordan’s got great experience at this level and is a player that we’ve always been impressed by, both at Reading and the clubs he’s played for on loan.” “He’s quick, he’s got a good delivery and he can do both sides of the game, both defensively and going forward, so he’ll be a really important addition to the squad for us.”

“Joe Jacobson has made that left-back spot his own for seven years and rightly so because he’s been an outstanding performer for us, but it’s an area where we’re light on cover and Jordan comes in to give us that extra option down the left side.”

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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).

Obita, who can also play in the left-wing position has featured 15 times for the U’s this season in the English league one and now joins  Wycombe Wanderers  which is also the home of another cranes  international Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru.

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

Who is Soccer Star John Jordan Obita?

Obita was  born in Oxford town to Ugandan parents 27-years ago and has featured for all the England National team Under age groups ( U-18, U-19,U-20 and U-21).

He is an English professional footballer born on 8th December 1993 and last played for Championship Club Reading.

John Jordan Obita, is a left back – cum winger of British – Ugandan nationality. Unfortunately, he has just exited English championship side Reading Football Club after close to a decade of service.

Obita had come through the club’s academy and made his debut as a 16-year-old in a League Cup game with Torquay United in 2010, ending up playing nearly 200 games for Royals

In total, Obita played 181 games for Reading, scoring seven goals, having made his debut back in August 2010 in a League Cup game

He had several loan spells at Barnet, Gillingham, Portsmouth and Oldham Athletic.

Obita was Reading Player of the Season in 2013/14.

International career:

In 2010, Obita played for the England U-18 National team, graduating to the U-19 team, U-20 and later U-21 teams.

In May 2014 he was called up by the England under-20s and under-21s for the Toulon Tournament and a game against Wales.

He was an unused substitute for the game against Wales but started the first game of the Toulon Tournament and scored the opener in a 3–0 win over Qatar.

Injury Prone:

In the Royals’ home match against Hull City on September 23rd, 2017, that’s when Jordan Obita’s world changed.

Having only just returned from an ankle problem that had kept him out of the first six weeks of the 2017-18 campaign, he was stretchered off suffering a damaging knee injury that has kept him out of competitive action ever since.


• Full names: Jordan John Obita

• Date of Birth: 8thDecember 1993

• Place of Birth: Oxford, England

• Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

• Playing Position (s): Left back, Winger

Football Career:

Youth: 2001–2010 – Reading

Senior career:

• 2010: Reading

• 2012: Barnet (Loan)

• 2012: Gillingham (Loan)

• 2012: Portsmouth (Loan)

• 2013: Oldham Athletic (Loan)

National teams

• 2010: England U-18

• 2011: England U-19

• 2014: England U-20

• 2014: England U-21

Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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