Former Uganda Cranes skipper Ibrahim Sekagya has suffered knee difficulties for a while at his club in Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. He was operated on Wednesday and reports from the medics indicate the defender will be out for four to six weeks.
Sekagya started his senior career with Kampala City Council in 1997, before moving to Argentina in 2001 to try and make a career in football. His first Argentine club was Atlético de Rafaela in the Primera B Nacional.
In 2002, he moved to Ferro Carril Oeste in the Primera B Metropolitana, subsequently helping the team to win the league and secure promotion to the Primera B Nacional.
Three years later, he was signed by Arsenal de Sarandí of the Argentine Primera División, where he spent two seasons.
Sekagya signed a three-year contract with Red Bull Salzburg five years ago, the then current champions of the Austrian Bundesliga. He made his Bundesliga debut on July 11 2007 in Salzburg’s 4-1 win against SC Rheindorf Altach and scored his first league goal on July 22 2007 to secure Salzburg a 2-2 away draw at FK Austria Wien.
He quickly established himself as a regular with the club and finished his first season with 34 Bundesliga appearances to his name, scoring three goals in the league.
Sekagya became the first ever African skipper to lead a European club to a season cup double success after the 2011/2012 season.The season, the best in his club career is when he guided Salzburg to a cup double after Salzburg overcame Ried with a 3-0 victory in the Cup final to add to the league title.