It’s every football player’s dream to represent their respective nations regardless of the level, and, that’s not different from US based youthful right back, Shemen Unegbu.
Born in 2005, Shemen, who has Ugandan roots from his mother is keen on representing Uganda given the opportunity.
“My football career kicked off while in Uganda at the age of five playing for KISU and won a trophy with the U9 side,” the youngster revealed to Football256.
“I have Ugandan roots from my mother, who both with my father, posses Ugandan passports and as a player, my dream is to play for Uganda,” he added.
The defender, who is a big admirer of Uganda Cranes defender Savio Kabugo, studied at Kampala International School in Uganda.
That was before he moved to UK at Cleremount Football Academy between 2018-2020, where he scooped the Academy Player of the Year Award for his outstanding displays.
In September 2020, he joined Brookhouse Football Academy until June 2021, captaining the U15 and U16 teams.
He went on to make regular first team appearances at the Elite level having improved much on his physical stamina and skill through dedicated daily training.
In September 2021, he crossed to USA side Houston Dynamo based in Texas, where he plies his trade currently.
Unegbu has since made first appearances in the MLS Next J League, thus attracting interest from a host of clubs.