2018 Nedbank Cup:
- Cape Town City 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns
Exciting Ugandan born left footed midfielder, Allan ‘Dancing Rasta’ Kateregga made a losing debut at South African top flight out fit, Cape Town City Football Club before 16,694 home fans on Sunday, 1st April 2018.
Cape Town City fell 2-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank cup at the Cape Town City stadium.
Following his timely recovery from a hip injury, Kateregga was declared match fit and started the game on the bench.
Injury to Sibusiso Masina granted Kateregga his long awaited debut as the second half kicked off.
Percy Tau gave the visitors the lead on 53 minutes after a decent counter attack with the assist coming from Zimbabwean play maker Khama Billiat.
Eight minutes later, Hlompho Kekana doubled the lead for Mamelodi Sundowns.
Cape Town City pulled a goal back through Bradley Ralani who beat Uganda Cranes goalkeeper and captain Dennis Onyango with a heavy deflection in the 68th minute but it was little too late to avoid defeat.
Ralani was also named man of the match after the exciting game.
Kateregga later tweeted after the game;
Am glad and humbled for the love and support from everyone.
A good feeling to make my debut for Cape Town City FC.
Too bad we didn’t give the fans the joy they deserved but we promise to do much better in the coming games
Mamelodi Sundowns thus qualified for the semi finals and will face Maritzburg United on a date to be confirmed.
Focus for Kateregga and the rest of his Cape Town City teammates swiftly turns to the ABSA Premiership mid-week game, still at home against Golden Arrows.
Team Line Ups:
Cape Town City XI:
Sage Stephens (G.K), Mkhize Thamsanda, Fieles Taariq, Edmilson, Johannes Ebrahim, Matsi, Putsche, Nodada, Sibusiso Masina (46’ Allan Kateregga), Patosi Ayanda, Bradley Ralani
Shu-Ab Walters (G.K), Mngonyama, Gumede, Kateregga, Basadien, Juma, Nana
Mamelodi Sundowns XI:
Dennis Onyango (G.K), Langerman, Morena, Arense, Richardo Nascimento, Mabunda, Vilakazi, Kekana (Captain), Sirino, Khama Billiat, Percy Tau
Briman (G.K), Madisha, Zwane, Makgalwa, Zulu, Brockie, Manyisa
Head coach: Pitso Mosimane