Midfielder Steven Sserwadda has finalised his move to Major League Soccer (MLS) side New York Red Bull for an undisclosed fee, Football256 can confirm.
Sserwadda whose contract at Lugogo was expiring at the end of the season will be joining the side on a two year deal.
The ultimate aim will be breaking into the first team or continue with progression on any other side of the Red Bull Group.
Sserwadda caught the eye of New York Red Bulls’ scouts after his outstanding display with the U20 national team that played at the finals of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations before losing 2-0 to Ghana in the final.
His two goals at the tournament and creative prowess are believed to have caught the eye of coaches at New York Red Bull and would want to have him on their radar.
It is believed that former KCCA FC and Cranes skipper Ibra Ssekagya who works as coach at New York Red Bull played an integral role in the transfer.
New York was Ssekagya’s last address as a footballer. While at Red Bulls, Ssekagya shared the dressing room with world stars like Thierry Henry.
Thierry was part of France’s 1998 and 2000 teams that won the World and European Cups respectively.
Sserwadda joins former KCCA FC teammate Mustafa Kizza in the MLS, the latter features for Montreal Impact.
Edward Kizza is the other Ugandan in the MLS, he features for New England Revolution.
Mike Azira, Brian Umony, Sulaiman Tenywa are the other Ugandans to have featured in the MLS.
More details to follow