American professional soccer team, New York Red Bulls II, have named Ibrahim Sekagya as their new head coach until the end of the USL Championship season.
The 41-year-old former Uganda captain has been appointed as a replacement for Gary Lewis, who left the club at the weekend.
“Ibrahim [Sekagya] has been named the interim head coach of New York Red Bulls II for the remainder of the 2022 USL Championship season,” the club announced on its official website.
“Sekagya is in his eighth season as an assistant coach with Red Bulls II and has filled in as head coach for three matches during that span.
“The former New York Red Bulls defender retired in 2015 after making 33 appearances with the club. Prior to that, he spent six seasons playing for Red Bull Salzburg, where he won three Austrian Bundesliga titles and an Austrian Cup championship.”
Sekagya, a centre-back during his active days, played for the Ugandan national football team where he was the team’s captain. He made eight appearances and scored one goal in their qualifying campaign for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, as well as 3 appearances and a goal in the qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.