20 February 2005

Uganda: Sepuya, Musika Join MLS

Kampala — Uganda's bulky US based striker Eugene Sepuya has joined Sulaiman Tenywa in the paid ranks after singing for Colorado Rapids.

Rapids play in the MLS western conference. Also on the move of joining the paid ranks is a former Cranes player Wilbur Musika who FC Dallas has listed for trials.

Sepuya together with other team's new recruits are expected to feature for the Rapids in their pre-season Spring Training tour, in either Ecuador or Miami, in the coming few weeks.

Sepuya earned a call-up to the national team during his last visit to Uganda mid-last year. He never made it to the final squad though due to an injury.

Both Sepuya and Musika have been studying and playing for Alabama A & M University.

The duo are now doing their masters in Business Administration, after graduating in BBA, majoring in Marketing.

"I would like to thank every one who has in one way or the other helped me get this kind of education. Great thanks to Hon. Jaberi Bidandi, he was light, were I had darkness," wrote Musika in an email message.

Apart from Mugib Kasule, who also graduated in the US recently, most Ugandan players like Aggrey Bigala, Ronald Mugabi, Hussein Ssali, Arthur Byansima, Andrew Jjombwe and others have concentrated on studies in the US.

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