Month: March 2019

AFC Player Gets a International Call Up

Alabama FC is excited to announce the International call up for Patrick “DIBA” Nwegbo.

Diba, a current Alabama F.C. 02 ECNL player, has been called up to the Nigerian U-17 national team for its training camp ahead of the U-17 African Cup of Nations opener against Tanzania in April.


Coach Manu Garba has been keeping a close eye on Patrick and has given him his chance to earn a roster spot.

Patrick said “It’s such an honor to get an opportunity like this. I am so grateful to Alabama F.C. and my coaches for putting such faith in me and guiding me.  The ECNL has pushed me to be better and helped prepare me for this next step.  A chance like this hardly comes to fruition, so I am determined to make my teammates, coaches, and family proud.”

Assistant Director of Coaching Matt Bellamy also Diba’s Coach had this to say, “Diba has the rare combination of power, speed, and elusiveness on the ball. He also has that magic in his locker that can change a game.  In addition, he is a tremendous worker and possesses great character both on and off the pitch. I’m confident this young man will continue to achieve great things both in life and in his soccer career. This is a great opportunity for Diba,  and I’m so proud and happy for him and his family.”

Nigeria U-17 have been zoned in Group A, alongside hosts Tanzania, Angola, and Uganda in the preliminary round of the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations.

The draw took place on Thursday evening, as the Golden Eaglets will be making their ninth appearance in the biennial football fiesta.  They qualified for the tournament after emerging as champions of the WAFU-UFOA Zone B U-17 Championship.  The top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2019 Fifa U-17 World Cup in Peru as the C.A.F. representatives.

BUSA/AFC 2019 Signing Class

BUSA and Alabama FC are thrilled to announce our 2019 College Signing Class! These student-athletes are an excellent representation of our organization and have put in thousands of hours of dedication to reach this point in their soccer careers.  We are happy for their soccer accomplishments but are more proud of the ambassadors they have become as teammates, leaders, and student-athletes.


So, congratulations class of 2019! We are excited to watch as you embark on your college journeys. You have embodied our mission statement of Empower, Enrich and Excel and deserve our praise and support.


Click here for a complete list, 2007-2021, of our college signees and alumni recruiting classes.




2019 Collegiate Signing Class


Walker, Gabby – Auburn University at Montgomery

Allbright, Malaika – University of Alabama Huntsville

Vandiver, Whitney – University of the Cumberlands

Muirhead, Ellie – Ole Miss

Hill, Lizzie – UAB

Adair, S.F. – UAB

Bechard, Kylie – Auburn

Brunner, Anna – South Alabama

Campbell, Lamar – Oregon State

Green, Haley – Memphis

Green, Jasmine – Furman

Rhian, Jillian – Ole Miss

Katz, Tara – University of Tennessee

Guillen, Claire – University of North Alabama

Duca, Lexi – University of North Alabama

Verde, Maria – South Alabama

Dekker, Hayley – Kennesaw State

Stafford, Makenna – Troy

Davis, Gracie- Huntington

Reeves, Carson- Spring Hill

Legg, Abbi- Trevecca Nazarene

Stoup, Kenzie – West Georgia

Jones, Jasmyn – Auburn Montgomery

Cruce, Emily – Auburn Montgomery

Vingers, Abbie – University of Montevallo

League, Parker – University of South Carolina

Weston, Michael – University of Alabama Huntsville

Frost, Logan – University of South Carolina

Ferguson, Hannah – Union University

Bernal, Gabby – Birmingham Southern College

Szafran, Amy – Huntingdon College

York, Nick – University of Alabama Huntsville

Wichmann, Alex – Virginia Commonwealth University

Wells, Cody – University of Tampa

Smith. Connor – Lee University

Sherrod, Ellie – Berry College

Nwegbo, Patrick “DIBA” – William and Mary

Kistler, Chloe – Auburn University at Montgomery

Bolaji, Rasheed – Auburn University at Montgomery

Colvin, Hayes – Auburn University at Montgomery

O’Connor, Morgan – Ole Miss

Rudolph, Max – Belhaven

Shunnarrah, Zach – Sewanee

Kleckley, Abbie – Sewanee

Guthrie, Hannah – North Alabama

Hagan, Zoe – Life University

Howell, Natalie – Birmingham Southern College

Cornett, Myles – Huntingdon College