13 Yr Flashback: Ugo Ukah's "Magical" #QPR Reappearance Nov 22, 2009 4:53:36 GMT
Post by QPR Report on Nov 22, 2009 4:53:36 GMT
Bump another year:13 Years ago
Many bizarre occurrences at QPR in recent years. In the bigger picture this was minor. But sure was strange - and did seem to epitomize certain things
November 22, 2006
"QPR Reserves lost 3-0 to Millwall Reserves at Loftus Road, last night. In the QPR team (without any further elaboration/"clarification") was a certain Ukah. Presumably, that's the same Ugo Ukah whose departure from QPR was announced exactly six months ago. Whether the player is just training with QPR while he looks for another club, or
what, wasn't announced. QPR's team last night: Thomas, Ukah, Goode, Milanese, Hislop (Howell 56), Baidoo, Rose (Folkes 78), Donnelly, Watanabe, Czerkas, Jones (O'Brien 60). Subs: Crowther, Coyne.
Playing in goal for Millwall, was ex-QPR's Chris Day...
22-May 2006 Ukah's Departure from QPR - QPR Official Site "UGO A GO-GO"
The Club can confirm that Ugo Ukah has today joined Italian outfit Nourese Calcio on a free transfer. Ukah, who made just two appearances for the R's, has signed a three year contract with the Serie C2 side. Chairman Gianni Paladini confirmed the news to qpr.co.uk: "We've negotiated a fifty per-cent sell-on clause and we wish him all the best.''
The Nigerian defender, who joined the club in the summer of 2005, figured in back-to-back 3-0 defeats against Coventry City and Northampton Town in August...
QPR Official Site - LIONS ROAR TO WIN
Millwall cantered to a deserved 3-0 victory at Loftus Road, on a night to forget for QPR Reserves.
The Lions dominated from start to finish, as Rangers - despite the presence of first team squad members Ray Jones, Matthew Rose, Shabazz Baidoo and Mauro Milanese - failed to deliver the goods.
Millwall made a positive start, with Sean Thomas on hand to hold Gavin Grant's powerful right footed drive inside the opening 60 seconds.
Grant was proving a constant threat early on, with the winger seeing his fifth minute shot deflected round the post after Matthew Rose had conceded possession all too easily in the heart of the R's midfield.
The one-way traffic continued and Thomas again on hand to deny the roaming Kevin Braniff on seven minutes.
Rangers' first chance arrived three minutes later, but Ray Jones was unlucky to see his snap shot fly over the bar, via the aid of a deflection.
The visitors squandered a glorious chance to open the scoring on 10 minutes, with Grant picking the wrong pass with Marvin Williams ready to pounce on the edge of the six-yard box.
Undeterred, the breakthrough the Lions deserved duly arrived on 13 minutes, as Grant smashed an unstoppable half-volley past the unsighted Thomas.
The R's should've been on terms seven minutes later, but after being gifted the freedom of the 18-yard box, Adam Czerkas' strike from an acute angle flew high and wide.
As the half wore on, the impressive Sammy Mewene curled an effort inches over, while at the other end, referee Mr Phillips waved away vocal appeals for a spot-kick after Taku Watanabe went to ground inside the box.
The Lions were really good value for their lead and they were soon two goals to the good on the half hour.
Grant provided the assist, laying the ball on a plate for Braniff to fire home from close range.
The small gathering of R's fans in the South Africa Road stand were made to wait until a minute before the break to witness the hosts first shot on goal.
After neat build-up play involving skipper Scott Donnelly and Czerkas, the ball eventually found its way to Shabazz Baidoo, who fired straight at former Rangers keeper Chris Day.
Millwall were on the front foot immediately at the start of the second period.
Indeed, the half was only 25 seconds old when Williams' thunderbolt flew just wide from fully 20-yards.
Millwall were orchestrating proceedings and after Williams fired straight at Thomas, Grant's piercing drive was blocked on the line by Mauro Milanese.
Baidoo could've handed Rangers a lifeline with 28 minutes to go, but after evading the last line of the Lions defence with ease, he fluffed his lines, firing straight at Day.
Rangers improved as the half wore on, with Czerkas unfortunate to see his measured 66th minute effort tipped round the post by Day.
But their profligacy in the final third proved costly a minute later, when Filipe Morais fired an unstoppable 20-yard effort past Thomas to all but seal victory for the Lions.
The hardworking Czerkas went close again 15 minutes from time, but few could deny the Lions deserved their three goal victory margin.
QPR: Thomas, Ukah, Goode, Milanese, Hislop (Howell 56), Baidoo, Rose (Folkes 78), Donnelly, Watanabe, Czerkas, Jones (O'Brien 60).
Subs: Crowther, Coyne.
Millwall: Day, Fuseini, Bakayogo, Mawene, Payne, Phillips (O'Rourke 68), Grant, Williams (Noel 83), Braniff, Trotter, Morais.
Subs: Crowther, Ebsworth.
Friday's hero of the hour Ray Jones starts for the Reserves against Millwall at Loftus Road tonight (Tuesday).
The teenager partners Adam Czerkas up front, as the R's lock horns with the Lions in the Pontins Holidays Combination League fixture at 7.00pm.
QPR: Thomas, Ukah, Goode, Milanese, Hislop, Baidoo, Rose, Donnelly, Watanabe, Czerkas, Jones.Subs: Crowther, Coyne, Howell, O'Brien, Folkes....QPR
Post by Macmoish on Nov 22, 2010 at 3:15am
Three past foci on Ugo Ukah (Definitely used to be one of my subjects of interest!) When last I checked, he was playing consistently for a club in Poland, Widzew Lodz.
QPR Report - November 25, 2006: The Puzzling Return to QPR of Ugo Ukah
QPR Report, November 22nd: Six Months Ago Today, QPR Said Goodbye to Ugo Ukah...Last Night Ukah Played for QPR Reserves
QPR Report May 11, 2007 Where Are They Now? #1 Ugo Ukah