Former AFC Leopards midfielder Allan Kateregga has actually dismissed claims he led a strike while on nationwide group responsibility at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Nicknamed the ‘Dancing Rasta’ for the method his dreadlocks bounce on his back when he is playing football, Kateregga, who also turned out for Ushuru during his three-year stint as a professional footballer in Kenya, belonged to the Uganda Cranes team which declined to train for two days following a pay disagreement in the added to the round of 16 fixture versus Senegal.

LITTLE PLAY TIME

And in spite of being mentioned in low tones for his contribution to the go-slow, Kateregga has protested his innocence in an interview with Gugudde TV in his homeland.

” I am not the one who started that strike. It was done by the entire team since nobody was young sufficient to be informed what to do and on that only God knows the reality. I actually care little if I am preyed on, which what it is, just God understands the fact and I will leave that to him,” Kateregga described.

Katerregga, who invested more time on the bench than on the pitch at the continental showpiece, said that things may have been different had he been provided more play time.

DREAM COME REAL

“Featuring at the AFCON for my nation was a dream come to life due to the fact that I grew up seeing players like (Cameroonian forward) Patrick Mboma. I believe if I had actually played more games I would be at a better club,” he said.

After leaving the Kenyan Premier following a fallout with then Leopards coach Robert Matano, Kateregga has actually because ended up for KCCA in his home nation.

He has also enjoyed stints with South African sides Cape Town City and Maritzburg, before settling in the Iraqi Premier League side Erbil FC.