English born, Ugandan Jordan John Obita, who plays his football for struggling Premier league side Reading Football Club, is yet to make an impact with his side as they seek to survive the chop to the lower division at the end of the current football season.

Obita, 19, who was born in England, but has Ugandan parents is yet to play for his struggling side in any of the English football competitions. The exciting England youth international, who has risen from the club’s academy last season was sent out on loan to Barnet and Gillingham and returned to the club after losing a family member.

Last year a family member said Obita was not interested in playing for Uganda at any level having already played for England’s Under-18s. “There is no way he will play for Uganda and he is not interested in switching to play for the country of his parents,” the relative stated. “He has not asked whether he can play for Uganda and no one from Uganda has called asking for his services.”

Obita has played for England Under 18s and he was called up for pre-season in Slovenia for the 2011–12 pre-season tour by Brian McDermott. In February 2012, he was nominated for Football League Championship Apprentice of the Year which was won by  Gael Bigirimana of Newcastle United.

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