June 30, 2013

Former Cranes Captain Sekagya Headed To Sister Red Bulls

Red Bull Salzburg defender Ibrahim Sekagya could move to sister club New York’s Red Bulls after arriving in the States on Wednesday for trials.

 

Ibrahim Sekagya
Ibrahim Sekagya

The former Ugandan international, also ex-Cranes skipper, has just finished the season in Austria.

 

“We have a player from Salzburg,” the New York Post quotes Red Bulls coach Mike Petke saying at the club’s new training facility in Hanover, NJ.

 

“The (Austrian) season is over. We have a player on trial just playing with us from Salzburg,’’ he added.

 

When asked if it was a trial or merely a player staying in shape during the off-season, he specified it was the former.

 

“It’s someone that’s been on radar, someone that from preseason on we were looking to get in to have a look at to see what his options are as well as what our options are, and we’re able to do that right now.

 

“Really, call it whatever you want. Obviously if anyone comes over and trains with us and impresses us, (and) we feel they can be good, we try to make things happen.’’

 

Sekagya captained Uganda in qualifiers for the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and several Nations Cp campaigns until 2012 when he retired.

 

The 32-year-old defender signed with Red Bull Salzburg back in June 2007 and has become a mainstay for the Austrian Bundesliga power, including captaining them to the league and Cup double in the 2011 and 2012 season.

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