Excellent Uhura (born 11th August 1989, Port Harcourt, Nigeria) is a Nigerian-Southern Arc Islands footballer who currently plays for FC Harbour and the Southern Arc Islands national football team, as a midfielder.
Uhura was born in Nigeria, but his family left the country in 1991, briefly settling in France before leaving again (reportedly after legal troubles) and arriving in the Southern Arc Islands later that year, where they were granted refugee status (they eventually became citizens). Uhura began his footballing career in mid-2007 with Refugees' FC, a club designed specifically to aid refugees and other migrants. Uhura developed as a player, and was sold in 2009 to FC Pacifica, and again in 2010 to FC Harbour, where he has played since. Notably, in 2011 he was the subject of racial abuse by rival East Side Sparks fans, which triggered a campaign by the Southern Arc Islands Football Association to combat racism in the nation's football system.
After playing for the Southern Arc Islands national under-20 football team in 2009, Uhura made his first appearance for the Southern Arc Islands national football team in 2011 in a pre-2011 Worldwide Cup friendly, and has appeared fairly regularly for the national team since. Though, he broke his leg in January 2014, which prevented him from playing football until July that year, causing him to miss out on the 2014 Worldwide Cup and WFC 2014.
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