UG Cranes sanction former AFC Leopards winger

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has given former AFC Leopards winger Allan Katerega a suspended four month ban from all national team activities after it found him guilty of unsportsmanlike behaviour during last year’s AFCON finals in Egypt.

The Ugandan international is said to have verbally insulted the national team’s fitness trainer Gerome D’Antonio while the team was taking part at the continental showpiece.

The 25 year old, who played for Leopards from 2015 to 2017, is said to have reached out to the trainer almost immediately after the incident to apologize and hence the suspended sentence which will be in full effect if a similar incident occurs in the future.

Four months

“Allan is hereby sanctioned with a suspended four months ban from taking part in the national representative teams’ activities. Should Allan conduct himself in similar incidents, the suspended sanction shall automatically be imposed. Allan is also warned as to his future conduct,” part of FUFA’s statement reads.

Katerega, who currently plays his club football in Iraq, clocked just 13 minutes in Uganda’s march to the last 16 of the AFCON. He is expected to miss the upcoming 2021 AFCON qualifiers in which Uganda are scheduled to face off against South Sudan.

The Cranes currently top their qualifying Group with four points and on course to qualifying to their third successive Nations Cup.