Uganda winger Allan Kateregga has explained how 'the best league in Africa' fares to playing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Cranes fell at the last-16 hurdle on Friday against tournament favourites Senegal in a 1-0 defeat, after finishing as runners-up in a formidable Group A.
And Kateregga, who was a second-half substitute against the Lions of Teranga, opened up on their incredible displays against DR Congo, Zimbabwe and hosts Egypt before Sadio Mane's solitary strike ended their campaign.
"Well it was unbelievable, nobody actually believed we would get here but we managed to get here and put up some decent performances," Kateregga tells KickOff.com.
"We played against the world's best Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and the DR Congo team had players who play in the biggest leagues in the world. It was a big opportunity for me personally and the rest of the team."
Having been exposed to the Africa's elite footballers in Egypt, the tricky winger who spent last season on loan at Maritzburg United from Cape Town City suggested that playing in South Africa suitably prepared him for the tournament.
"Well it's Africa's best tournament and the PSL is Africa's best league, they go hand in hand - it's different but altogether the best so I'm just lucky I was amongst the team."
On his long-term future: "I need to go back to Cape Town City and talk to them first but yes I definitely want to stay in the Absa Premiership next season."
Kateregga helped the Team of Choice avoid relegation last season with two goals and one assist in five starts during his temporary spell under head coach Eric Tinkler.