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Afcon: Allan Kateregga wants to help Uganda to go far in Egypt

12:45 EAT 09/06/2019
Allan Kateregga Cape Town City
The Cranes start their campaign against DR Congo June 22, then face Zimbabwe before wrapping up the group against Egypt

Maritzberg United midfielder Allan Kateregga believes he will be part of the final Uganda squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals, set to kick off in two weeks time in Egypt.

The former AFC Leopards player is currently with the national team in Abu Dhabi, preparing for the biannual competition.

In an interview with The Monitor, Kateregga admitted that competition within the squad is stiff but exuded confidence that he will make it to Egypt.

"The competition has been tough almost everywhere I have played, and I have surprised myself by keeping winning so am sure am up to the task or else I wouldn’t be here in the first place,” Kateregga told Uganda’s leading daily The Monitor.

“It’s an honour to represent my country at any level but a special honor and privilege to be part of the team preparing for Afcon finals in Egypt, it helps me inspire myself to greater heights.

"My goal is to help the country better our performance from the last finals and everything else shall come after that.” 

The Cranes will play Turkmenistan in a friendly match on Sunday (June 9) before facing Ivory Coast on June 15. 

Uganda have been drawn in Group A at the Afcon finals, alongside hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.