Allan Kateregga has experienced the highs and lows of football but perhaps nothing ranks lower than what he was subjected to as AFC Leopards were beaten 1-0 by Bandari FC at the Afraha Stadium, Sunday evening.
The attacking midfielder, making his return to action having been out for nearly two months with injury, was named in the substitutes bench as Ingwe played host to the Dockers in their round 19 Kenyan Premier League clash.
Abdallah Hassan’s goal just before the half time whistle separated the two sides when head coach Robert Matano fished out Kateregga from the bench as the increasingly ineffective Samuel Ndung’u exited the stage.
The Ugandan midfielder was wasteful with possession ealry on as his passes and intentions were largely unread by his teammates, more so fellow substitute Marcellus Ingotsi.
To the surprise of many, Matano made the unpopular decision to substitute Kateregga for Andrew Tololwa, a player who himself was returning from injury.
The decision was predictably not well received by Kateregga who was up in arms as he walked towards Matano and his assistant Tom Juma, perhaps to try get an answer. Reserve keeper Ian Otieno had to act a mediator but be sure this is not the end of this feud.
Back to the pitch, Leopards failed to convert a good number of chances that came their way.
This was a team they conquered 1-0 at the Mbaraki Grounds just 21 days ago but they just couldn’t replicate the result here. Bandari moved to 5th with 29 points while Leopards continue to languish in the bottom half, currently 13th with 20 points from 19 matches.
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