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Napa's New Deal

Malachi signs three year deal before joining Macclesfield on loan

3 August 2018

Oxford United’s young forward Malachi Napa has signed a new three year contract with the club and at the same time joined Macclesfield Town on loan until January.

Malachi, 19, has become a favourite with the Oxford fans for his spirited performances either on the wing or up front and Manager Karl Robinson believes he deserves a new deal and that regular games at the Silkmen, newly promoted to League 2, will help his development.

“He has been great for us and has a really bright future, so it is great to see him commit his future to the club.

“He is very much one for the future but the reality right now is that we have brought in a number of experienced players who play in his position so his chances in the first half of the season are going to be limited. We had a chat and he knows the situation and joining Macclesfield will allow him to be part of a really good club where we know he will be looked after.”

Malachi joins fellow loanee Fiacre Kelleher at Moss Rose, where former Oxford striker Tyrone Marsh will join him in attack.

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