David Obua

Date of Birth: 

Tuesday, April 10, 1984

Home District: 

David Obua is a Ugandan footballer who most recently played as a Midfielder for Scottish Premier League club Hearts and the Uganda national team.

Having arrived at Hearts as a left wing-back, Obua was primarily used as a left-sided midfield player, although he also played a number of games as a striker..


Born in Kampala, Uganda, Obua played for a number of clubs in his native Uganda including Police FC. He also spent some time in Mauritius and in the United States, where he played for Raleigh and Wilmington Hammerheads whilst attending college. Obua was spotted by Kaizer Chiefs while playing for the Uganda national team against South Africa and was offered a 3-year contract. Obua impressed during his time in South Africa, winning the championship and South African Player of the Year in season 2006–07. After expiry of his Kaizer Chiefs contract he was available on a free transfer in the summer of 2008. He landed a trial with Premier League club West Ham United, before agreeing a deal with Scottish Premier League club Heart of Midlothian. On 6 August, it was revealed that Obua was granted a work permit and had signed for Hearts. 2001–2002 Express FC 2002–2003 AS Port-Louis 2000 2003–2005 Express FC 2005-2008 Kaizer Chiefs 2008–2012 Heart of Midlothian