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Uche helps with kit donation to Uganda

Striker hands over 150 kit items to children's charity.

3 November 2020

Chairboys striker Uche Mubiru Ikpeazu has handed over more than 150 items of Wanderers kit for children in Uganda on behalf of the club, ahead of his international debut for the African nation later this month.

The 25-year-old, who was born in London to a Ugandan mother, has been called up to represent the Cranes in a double header of fixtures against African Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Sudan, and visited Adams Park on Monday to meet Anthony Bateman and Terry Goddard from CALM Africa and present them with the donated items.

CALM Africa is a charitable organisation, focusing on the promotion, observance and protection of children’s rights in Uganda, and is concerned with the plight of vulnerable children in particular.

In the first of a number of charitable partnerships which are being created across the globe in line with the WorldWide Wycombe Wanderers Phenomenon programme, the club are delighted to be donating replica playing shirts and other training and leisurewear items from last season which will be transported to Uganda in the coming weeks.

Uche said: “It will be an honour to represent my country and I’m humbled to be involved in this fantastic project which will result in many young children in Uganda receiving these gifts from Wycombe Wanderers.

“I’m extremely proud of my roots in Uganda – a country I have had the pleasure of visiting a number of times – and thank CALM Africa for making it possible for us to help many young children in this way.”

CALM Africa’s patron Anthony Bateman added: “Uche has the potential to be a real role model for young people in Uganda, who love their football and for whom sport and education can be an important vehicle for their development.

“This is a wonderful gesture from Wycombe Wanderers and we know that the children will love receiving these items and following the club’s progress for many years to come. Thank you to the club and to Uche for thinking of us in this way.”

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