Mark Ugboh

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Danish SuperLiga club, FC Midtylland have promoted Nigeria goalkeeper, Mark Ugboh to their first team, reports

Ugboh, 18, joined FC Midtylland in January  from Nigerian club, FC Ebedei.

The shot stopper started with the club’s U-19 team where featured in seven games, keeping five clean sheets.

The youngster signed a five-year contract extension three weeks ago and was promoted permanently to the first team squad.

Ugboh is now the first African goalkeeper in FC Midtylland’s history.

The young goalie is now the fifth Nigerian to make it to the Wolves first team  following in the footsteps of Sylvester Igboun, Paul Onuachu, Frank Onyeka and Raphael Onyedika.

“I  get a lot out of training with the first team. When I got here I didn’t think it would go so fast and I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far,”he told the club’s official website.

“The goalkeepers I train with have great qualities. I look at what they do and I try to copy them. If there is something I can’t do, I try to learn from them in the pursuit of becoming even better.”

FC Midtylland’s goalkeeper coach, Lasse Heinze priased Ugboh for his great work ethic and hunger to improve.

“Our task is to teach Mark some things, especially in the technical field. He is already well on his way and is constantly moving,”Heinze stated.

“Now we have to work even harder, and we have to have found a way in which we can develop him even more.”