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Sekagya delighted with Sserwadda’s progress, prophesies big for him

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA

Former Uganda Cranes captain Ibrahim Sekagya is delighted to see Steven Sserwadda attempting to follow in his footsteps.

Sekagya who also played for New York Red Bulls, is now the assistant coach at Red Bulls II where Sserwadda currently plays at club level.

“With Steven I think that it’s a big jump for him to go to the national team,”

Sekagya said via the club’s website.

“Also seeing him here with our team, I think he deserves to be in that environment so that he can continue his development. I think that was good for him.”

Sserwadda made his senior Uganda Cranes debut during the recently concluded 2022 Navruz Cup in Uzbekistan.

He came on as a second half substitute in Uganda’s first match against Tajikistan on March 25th before he made his first start on March 29th in the Navruz Cup final against Uzbekistan.

“To see him now, on my pathway, I think that’s a good thing for him. Now he just has to maintain it and develop from here. It’s good for the national team coach to see him and to see him more.”

Sekagya added.

“Being on the national team is another environment along with being with a club,” Being able to play two national teams, I think the experience he got there and the more minutes he gets with the national team, I think it will transfer to his development here also with the second team.” He concluded

Sserwadda played an instrumental role as Uganda’s U20 team The Hippos starred at last year’s AFCON in Mauritania where they lost 2-0 to the eventual winners Ghana in the final.

He was subsequently signed by the New York Red Bulls II from KCCA FC on a two year contract.

The diminutive midfielder is expected to be part of Micho’s selection for the upcoming 2023 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers that kick off in June.

Back in the USL Championship, Sserwadda is serving a suspension having been sent off during a 1-0 win over Atlanta United a fortnight ago.

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