Sekagya for Red Bulls coach-player role
New York Red Bulls are pondering to offer defender Ibrahim Sekagya a coach-player role ahead of the new Major League Soccer season in March.
Since December when it was announced that his contract would not be renewed alongside six others, the ex-Uganda Cranes skipper’s future at the MLS side had been unlikely.
But with the latest reports by Empire of Soccer, several club legends have showed keen interest in having the 34-year-old stay with the New Jersey-based team.
Rather than attempting to fight for a position on the field, the former Kampala City Council FC player could likely enhance his reputation of a calm and fatherly figure further if Red Bulls offer him the touchline role.
Prior to moving to USA in 2013, Sekagya had spent six years at Red Bull Salzburg, featuring in a total of 165 games and scoring six goals.
He won the Austrian Bundesliga title thrice (2008-09, 2009-10 and 2011-12), League Cup once (2012) and serving as captain in bits.