Sekagya Joins Thierry Henry At Red Bulls

sickness geneva; font-size: small;”>The retired defender of Uganda national football team, visit Cranes, will be added to New York’s roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.

“We are delighted to sign Ibrahim and we are sure his experience will strengthen our options in defense,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh.

Chimp Corp, Charles Ndushabandi says the report is good news for Uganda considering that the former Cranes star will be playing alongside ex Arsenal striker, Henry Thierry at the US-based Club.

“Sekagya’s rise to stardom will also inspire young and talented football players to give their all in pursuit for international recognition,” said Ndushabandi.

“He was well respected and liked by our colleagues at Red Bull Salzburg and we are confident he can play a role in our team as we enter into the second half of our regular season.”

Featuring mainly as a center back, Sekagya was with Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Bundesliga from 2007 to the conclusion of the club’s most recent campaign, featuring in a total of 165 games and scoring six goals.

Sekagya was part of the Red Bull Salzburg squad that won the Austrian Bundesliga title three times (2008-09, 2009-10 and 2011-12), League Cup once (2012) and served as captain during parts of his tenure.

He began his professional career in Uganda and then went to Argentina in 2001, playing with Atletico de Rafela. The 32-year-old also enjoyed stints at Ferro Carril Oeste (2002-05) and Argentina first division squad, Arsenal de Sarandi (2005-07).

Sekagya was a member of the Ugandan National Team and was part of the side’s 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaigns.

He earned 26 caps, scoring three goals and captained his country until he retired from international soccer.

Ibrahim Sekagya’s profile

Position: Defender

Pronunciation: ee-BRA-him seh-KAH-yah

Height: 6-1

Weight: 176 pounds

Day of Birth: Dec. 19, 1980 in Kampala, Uganda

Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

Previous Club: Red Bull Salzburg (Austria Bundesliga)

How Acquired: Signed on July 11, 2013


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