Byaruhanga is a Ugandan footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for American side Austin FC II. Austin competes in Major League Soccer as a member of the Western Conference. Byaruhanga, 21, has made 11 previous international appearances for Uganda, including six (6) in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He began his professional career with Vipers SC in the Uganda Premier League before moving to Czech club MFK Vyskov in August 2022.
Byaruhanga joined Austin FC II on loan as one of the team’s first-ever player signings on January 5, 2023.
After three seasons with KCCA, Steven Serwadda made the move to New York Redbulls II, where his development should immensely benefit from the presence of assistant coach and Ugandan legend Ibrahim Sekagya. In terms of choice, the talented midfielder could not have made many better. At New York Redbulls II, Serwadda will have access to better training resources while avoiding the kind of pressure to impress that would come from having to compete for a place in the New York Redbulls MLS team. In the development side, which plays in the USL League Championship, Serwadda can have the allowance to make mistakes and the patience of his tutors as they correct them.
He joined the Phoenix Suns on a two-way contract last month, fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. On the international stage, Wainwright has been a dream find for the Uganda Silverbacks, whom he has led admirably since he was naturalized ahead of the 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers.
He played college basketball for the Baylor Bears, as well as playing football as a tight end. The 6ft5, 113kg power forward is the grandson of former NBA player Maurice King. After college, he moved to Germany to play for the Nürnberg Falcons. Less than a year later he moved to Rasta Vechta before joining French side SIG Strasbourg in June 2020.
Being entrusted with the responsibility of assistant coach at New York Redbulls II, which plays in the third tier of American football, may not sound like something to write home about but Ibrahim Sekagya is in a better position than just about every other Ugandan coach. Sekagya is exactly where he needs to be at this stage of his coaching career. The Uganda Cranes legend and former Redbulls Salzburg captain is on course to a place on the coaching staff of the New York Redbulls, perhaps even the top job itself, and his current station is exactly the place to build his credentials. Sekagya is no less revered in Redbulls soccer nation than he was as Cranes captain, so that big coaching offer is probably a matter of time.
Edward Kizza joined Pittsburgh Riverhounds Sports Club, on loan from the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MSL).
Kizza has excelled during his time at Pitt. He is a goal scorer with good movement, instincts, and finishing ability that will make Pittsburgh an improved side.
Kizza was New England Revolution’s first-round pick (24th overall) in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft and signed with the team after a successful three-year career at the University of Pittsburgh during which he scored 31 goals in 53 games.
Ibrahim (Kasule) is a smart and intelligent player.
Kasule is already a popular name in New York less than a year since joining Red Bull in March 2023 from Uganda Premier League side Wakiso Giants.
The attacking midfielder became the second player in New York Red Bulls II history to score in back-to-back matches in the MLS Next Pro, the reserve league for Major League Soccer in the United States.
Frank Ssebuufu was a great addition to New York Red Bulls II.
The forward is versatile and can play any of the attacking positions.
Ssebuufu started all the three games for Uganda the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN) against DR Congo, Senegal and Ivory Coast, experience that didn’t leave him the same before his move to New York.
Ssebuufu’s journey started with Kiboga Young in 2018, he had a short stint in Masaka before signing for Lungujja Galaxy en route to Wakiso Giants FC.
He has been unstoppable since winning the American Powerlifting Association (APA) Championships in 2019. In five subsequent major competitions, Mubiru has only failed to win once, at the APA nationals earlier this year. Two of those competitions were World Championships, which Mubiru won. The first, in Ukraine in 2019, is the one that first attracted the attention of Ugandans to Mubiru’s ability. Powerlifting is still a tiny sport in Uganda, which makes Mubiru’s story even more significant. He credits his successes to sponsor Cameroon Gitawo, who splashed the cash on a New York bash to celebrate the powerlifter’s first world title.