Former AFC Leopards forward Allan Kateregga has officially joined South African side Cape Town City on a three-year deal.
This is after the expiry of his contract with Ingwe, whose last six months were spent at Uganda’s KCCA FC after differing with head coach Robert Matano.
The move to Cape Town City is a huge step for the 23-year-old who will be desperate to disprove his unceremonious ditching by former employers.
Cape Town are currently second on the South African Premier Soccer league standings and have for long been on the hunt for a forward after losing Aubrey Ngoma to log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns just recently.
Speaking to the club’s website, boss John Comitis revealed his excitement at landing the Ugandan international and hopes the latter’s experience can scale them to greater heights.
“I sat with Benni and we discussed the need for a left-footed playmaker & winger that could add something unique going forward. There were a few options for us in the market, but once Benni saw Kateregga play he basically just simply said ‘this is the one’,” said Comitis.
“Kateregga has a unique technical ability and is incredibly comfortable on the ball. He can interchange freely as a left or right wing as well as a playmaker, and is able to create and score wherever he plays.
“He’s a very positive and happy person on and off the field, so he’ll fit in very well at City.
“At just 23, he comes with a lot of experience internationally and domestically.
“He will still need time to develop and settle in completely, but the happy family atmosphere in the City dressing-room will make things easier – a good example of this would be Edmilson’s quick adjustment to the squad.
“Overall, we’re happy Kateregga has decided to join City, and he’s looking forward to growing his game in Africa’s top league.”
Kateregga, who has previously played for Tusker FC and Ushuru, joins another East African Masoud Juma who signed for Cape Town in December 17.