Uganda Cranes midfielder Allan Kateregga has attacked the Minister of State for Sports Hamson Dennis Obua following delayed payments from a presidential promise.
President Yoweri Museveni made a USD1M pledge to Uganda Cranes players on July 9th 2019 after the Afcon good performance.
This prompted Uganda Cranes players including Allan Kateregga to remind him about the pledge.
The players took to their social media pages to remind President Yoweri Museveni of his USD1M pledge that is yet to be fulfilled since July 2019.
Hamson Obua launched attack against Uganda Cranes players
After the players’ protest, Hamson Obua came out to state he is following up on the matter and thus the stars should be patient.
“I call upon my brothers, from captain Denis Onyango and all the senior players of our national team that you should remain patient,” Obua told NTV.
“We are following up, be optimistic that this particular pledge will be paid,” he added.
Allan Kateregga hits back
However, Allan Kateregga came out with a poisonous response directed to Hamson Obua about the pledge.
Allan Kateregga accused Obua of being quiet about the issue until the players came out and talk about it.
“He didn’t care to say anything until now!” Allan Kateregga tweeted.
“Why should we believe anything he has to say? They will take pride in seeing us suffer long after our careers.”
“All they will ever say is we misused the money. Which money we never received!” he added.
Uganda Cranes reached the Round of 16 and fell to finalists Senegal with a 1-0 score.
This was Uganda’s first time to reach the knockout stage for the first time since their appearance in the final in 1978 in Ghana.
In group stages, they won 2-0 against DR Congo, drew 1-1 against Zimbabwe and lost 1-0 against Egypt.
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