“Thank you Cape Town City FC for the opportunity. I would never thank you enough. I wish the club the very best for the future,” wrote Allan Kateregga on his official Twitter handle.
The statement came hours after it was confirmed that the Uganda Cranes midfielder had parted ways with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) side.
According to Sports 256, ‘Dancing Rasta’ as he is commonly known, turned down a second consecutive loan spell which Cape Town was proposing to him, prompting the two sides to part ways.
Kateregga spent the second half of the 2018/19 season on loan at Maritzburg United for whom he featured in 8 league games, scoring two goals.
Upon return to Cape Town, he was informed by the club Chairperson, John Comitis that they intended to loan him out again, a move he turned down.
Comitis is understood to have informed Kateregga that they (Cape Town) were not planning on registering him as one of the 5 foreign players they intend to use in the upcoming season. The PSL rules state that a club can only register a maximum of 5 foreign players during a particular season.
Dancing Rasta joined Cape Town City in 2018 from KCCA FC but found playing time hard to come by. He was then loaned out to Maritzburg in January 2019.
After impressing at Maritzburg and featuring for the Uganda Cranes at the just concluded AFCON finals in Egypt, he was hoping to seal a starting spot at his parent club, a dream that has not been turned to reality.
The left-footed playmaker’s next destination is currently unknown. Kateregga has also previously featured for SC Victoria University, AFC Leopards and Tusker FC.
In other transfer development, StarTimes Uganda Premier League side Wakiso Giants confirmed the signing of exciting young midfielder Hassan Ssenyonjo on Wednesday night.
Ssenyonjo signed a three year deal with the Purple Sharks with an option to renew.
Speaking after signing the deal, the former Mawokota FC player said that it is now time for him to realise his potential.
“I am glad to be joining such an ambitious club,” he said. It’s time to realise my full potential and a big opportunity for me to play in the premier league, said Ssenyonjo.
Kefa Kisala speaks highly of the former Uganda Cubs star and says he is a big addition to the team.
“He is a very talented footballer, still young and wants to learn which is an important aspect,” said Kisala. “He can be a gem here and we are glad to have him,” he added.
Ssenyonjo was a star for the Uganda Cubs team (U17) in 2015 and was later scouted by Qatar’s Aspire Academy where he has been before he returned to Uganda last year.
Lately, he has been featuring in the Masaza Cup for Mawokota.
Ssenyonjo becomes Wakiso’s 8th new signing in the offseason. The Purple Sharks have already signed Derrick Emukule, Aggrey Madoi, Ivan Sebuguzi, Hassan Senyonjo, Duncan Seninde, Simon Namwanja and Muwadda Mawejje.
Kisala’s side are gearing up to take part in their debut StarTimes Uganda Premier League season.
Wakiso who only started in 2018, finished second in the FUFA Big League 2018/19 to earn promotion to the top tier.
Wakiso Giants will open up their 2019-20 campaign with a Pilsner Super 8 duel with the league champions KCCA on Tuesday next week.