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Sejjemba, Mugisha Make Mark In USA

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th December 2003 03:00 AM

UGANDAN strikers Godfrey Mugisha and Robert Sejjemba have shot their way into the United States soccer headlines.

UGANDAN strikers Godfrey Mugisha and Robert Sejjemba have shot their way into the United States soccer headlines.

By James Bakama
UGANDAN strikers Godfrey Mugisha and Robert Sejjemba have shot their way into the United States soccer headlines.
Mugisha and Sejjemba, both former Cranes marksmen, struck the bulk of the goals that recently helped Virginia Intermont emerge 2003 National Intercollegiate Region Xll champions.
Mugisha who top scored in the region with 22 goals and 18 assists earned the regional player of the year award. The duo’s striking prowess also played a key role in leading their university into the national tournament featuring USA’s 20 top regional teams.
Virginia Intermont’s winning run was at this stage however halted in the quarter-finals by eventual champions Rio Grande University.
Sejjemba was Intermont’s leading goal scorer in the 2002 season. But the 2003 race had Sejjemba trailing Mugisha by a goal. Sejjemba’s responsibilities this season included thrice captaining the mid-east team.
Other Ugandans on the Intermont side are David Semugabi and Abdul Lubwama, who twice scored for his team this season. Towering Semugabi is a former Nile FC and SC Villa central defender.
The Ugandans were also a factor in the emergence of Intermont’s tactician Dan Balguerro as the region’s coach of the year. Region X11 covers Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennesee and Virginia.
The Ugandans are out to emulate fellow countrymen Sulaiman Tenywa and Peter Byaruhanga by making it to USA’s top soccer division - the Major League.
Mugisha’s honours stretched from the soccer field to academics where he retained the annual Bristol Guild art award.
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Sejjemba, Mugisha Make Mark In USA

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