Uganda Cranes midfielder Allan Kateregga has broken silence on the Uganda Cranes’ infamous strike at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Kateregga who turns out for Iraq’s Erbil, had an altercation with a member of Cranes’ coaching staff but says that he did not spearhead the strike.
While in the final tournament held in Egypt, Uganda Cranes players decided to stay at Radisson Blue Hotel in Alexandria instead of training, citing uncleared allowances by FUFA.
While appearing on Saturday Night Sports show on Gugudde TV, the Dancing Rasta as known in the football circles, revealed:
“Yes I heard and read about the allegations but only God knows the truth.”
“We were in the camp that comprised of grown up people who decide on their own and everyone had his own thinking which you couldn’t deny.
“It wasn’t a sole effort to put on the strike.”
The former SC Victoria, KCCA FC and AFC Leopard midfielder went on to term Ugandans as most talented in Africa and rated Uganda premier league most competitive to that of Iraq.
“Frankly speaking, the Uganda Premier League is more competitive than the one of iraq. The UPL has got talented players more than anywhere I have been,” Kateregga added
He also named his best game for KCCA FC and his toughest opponent:
“My best game in the KCCA FC colors was when we beat Police 2-0 at Lugogo in which I also scored one of the goals.
” Uganda Cranes midfielder Khalid Aucho stands out as my toughest opponent; I remember him tackling me hard in a Kenyan premier league game when he was playing for Gor Mahia.”