Uganda Cranes midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga has joined Major League Soccer (MLS) Next Pro outfit Austin FC II following a long transfer saga.
Byaruahanga has not kicked a ball this season after exiting Vipers SC at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
The reigning Airtel FUFA Player of the Year has been heavily linked to a host of clubs since including Tanzanian giants Simba SC and Young Africans SC.
Elite Falcons FC in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is said to have signed the youngster at one point late last year but he never crossed to Dubai.
Soon after, it was revealed that the 21-year-old had joined MFK Vyskov in the Czech Republic.
However, Byaruhanga did not travel to the Czech Republic bringing back reports of Yanga in Tanzania being interested in the player.
But in the end, it is a reality that Vyskov is Byaruhanga’s parent club having joined Austin from the Czech outfit on a season-long loan deal with an option to make the deal permanent.
“Announcing the first-ever Austin FC II signings is an exciting step as the team continues to build toward its inaugural season,” Sean Rubio the Director of Player Personnel at Austin FC II was quoted by the club website.
“Bobosi Byaruhanga, David Rodriguez, and Cheick Toure are all top young players who we hope will have ample opportunity to continue their development in Austin.”
Byaruhanga’s compatriots Aziz Kayondo and Musa Ramathan are the other players that were loaned from Vyskov to American sides Real Monarchs and FC Cincinnati 2 respectively.
Austin FC II is the development side of MLS side Austin FC and they play in the third tier of American football.
At Vipers, Byatuhanga left as Uganda Cup and Uganda Premier League champion, titles won in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
He was part of the Uganda Hippos team that reached the 2021 U20 Africa Cup of Nations final before losing 2-0 to Ghana in Mauritania.
After that, Byaruhanga was elevated to the senior Uganda Cranes team where he featured in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and all the six 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.