KAMPALA, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The head coach of Uganda's national football team, the Cranes has made changes in the squad for the 2014 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.
In a surprise move made on Saturday afternoon, head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevioc dropped KCCA FC defender Rogers Aloro and replaced him with Nicholas Wadada who has not been training because of a cut he sustained when he fell off a motorbike late last month.
Micho had named his final 23 players last week and said Wadada had failed to beat the deadline given to him to be fit.
"It is unfortunate for Aloro, but Wadada who has more experience has recovered in time and will make the trip," the coach told Xinhua in an interview
Wadada who features for SC Vipers in the local Ugandan League was part of the Cranes team that featured in the recent 2013 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.
As the championship is scheduled to kick off on Jan. 11, the Cranes will start their campaign against Burkina Faso on Jan. 12, before taking on Zimbabwe four days later. They will complete the group game against Morocco on Jan. 20.
Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan (SC Victoria), Ismail Watenga (SC Vipers), Ali Kimera (SC Victoria)
Defenders: Denis Iguma (SC Victoria), Richard Kasagga (Kiira Young), Martin Mpuga (SC Victoria), Isaac Muleme (SC Victoria), Savio Kabugo (SC Victoria), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (KCCA FC), Ronnie Kisekka (KCCA FC), Nicholas Wadada (SC Vipers)
Midfielders: Julius Ntambi (Kiira Young), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Allan Kyambadde (Express FC), Vincent Kayiizi (SC Vipers), Yasser Mugerwa (SC Victoria), Brian Majwega (KCCA FC), Ivan Ntege (KCCA FC), Joseph Mpande (SC Vipers)
Strikers: Crespo Asiku (Bidco FC), Francis Olaki (Soana FC), Simon Okwi (SC Victoria), Yunus Sentamu (SC Vipers).