Warren Ukah grew up playing soccer in Atlanta and after three years of playing professionally in North Carolina, Virginia and Jamaica, Ukah will return to Atlanta to suit up for the Silverbacks.
Ukah, 6’0, 200, began his professional career straight out of high school. The Grady High School graduate went to Jamaica to begin his professional career with Village United. During his two-season tenure in Jamaica, Ukah scored nine goals and seven goals, respectively, and played alongside the Silverbacks’ Fabian Dawkins. Ukah split seasons between Jamaica and the US, returning to the States to play in the USL for Wilmington and Virginia Beach. He played for the Wilmington Hammerheads in 2004 (five goals) and then moved to the Virginia Beach Mariners in 2005 (two goals). Ukah says he’s looking forward to resume his soccer career in Atlanta,
"I am anxiously awaiting the start of this upcoming season and I'm confident it will be very successful. I was born and raised in Atlanta, so it’s extra special for me to be playing so close to home. I am fully aware of the positive impact this club has on the community, and I plan on taking full advantage of this opportunity."
Ukah and the Silverbacks will travel to Puerto Rico to take on the Puerto Rico Islanders on Friday April 21. After a five game road trip, the Silverbacks return home to their new stadium at Atlanta Silverbacks Park. The Silverbacks will play the first ever match in the new stadium on June 3 against long-time rival, the Charleston Battery. The home opener will feature a commemorative giveaway and a fireworks show following the game. For ticket information call 1-866-GO-BACKS or visit www.atlantasilverbacks.com.
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