Hearts star Toby Sibbick anticipates to play for Uganda for "many years"

Sibbick has joined the Uganda Cranes camp

Hearts star Toby Sibbick anticipates to play for Uganda for "many years"

Allan Damba 16:14 - 18.03.2024

He is expected to debut as the Cranes take on Comoros and Ghana in the forthcoming international friendlies on March 22 and 26, respectively.

Following his maiden call to the Uganda national team, Hearts of Midlothian defender Toby Peter Sibbick envisages a long and successful international career with the team.

Born in England, Sibbick decided against playing for the latter, taking Uganda as his home for national team football.

Sibbick (L) has joined the Uganda Cranes camp|FUFA IMAGE

He is expected to debut as the Cranes take on Comoros and Ghana in the forthcoming international friendlies on March 22 and 26, respectively.

"This is my first time being with the national team and I'm so excited to be called up," Sibbick said in an interview published by FUFA.

"Can't wait to meet the boys, see the team for the few games, so hopefully i can play in so many of them and carry on and be part of the side for the future."

The 24-year-old plays for Hearts in the Scottish Premier League, a team he has played for two and a half seasons.

He has played 18 Scottish Premier League games and 24 in all competitions in the current campaign for Hearts, including playing 90 minutes in the 2-0 victory over giants Celtic two weeks back.

In the previous campaign, Sibbick played 32 league games and 14 in the 2021/22 season.

He has previously featured for Barnsley and AFC Wimbledon in the English Championship and League One, respectively.

Toby Peter Sibbick was born on May 23rd 1999 in Isleworth to a Ugandan mother and an English father. Sibbick grew up in Feltham, West London.

He started playing football when his father took him to play for Feltham Youth, before later joining Conquest Football Academy.

Sibbick gained a trial for AFC Wimbledon after playing against them and then subsequently being scouted.