Hamis Deigo Kiiza has undergone successful surgery on a knee injury as the Young Africans FC (Tanzania) forward begins his recovery.
The Uganda international shared picture taken from his sitting room, accompanied by an email to this paper: ‘Thanks for the support! Surgery went well! Now time for the recovery!’.
In the picture, Deigo’s knee is wrapped with an ice pack and will be sidelined for months.
Kiiza was forced to go under the knife after Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic revealed he was struggling to train at his club. The 26-year-old is expected to miss the Morocco 2015 Afcon Togo qualifier and wasn’t among the 18-man squad selected to play against Guinea despite being part of the travelling party to Ghana.
In his place, Kenyan-based Daniel Sserunkuma is back in the fold after the Gor Mahia star was overlooked for the last two games while on-song strikers Yunus Sentamu and SC Villa’s Karim Ndugwa is the big target-man Micho hasn’t had in his squads.
Midfielder Farouk Miya is also out due to injury and in his place is URA skipper Said Kyeyune whose last appearance for The Cranes was during the Chan tournament in South Africa in January.
Kenya referees for Uganda Togo clash
Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Kenyan referees to handle a Group E clash between on 11th October, 2014 to be played at Mandela National stadium. The match commissioner will come from Tanzania
The referees are:
Davies Ogenche Omweno -Referee
Marwa Range -Assistant Referee I
Peter Sabatia -Assistant Referee II
Anthony Ogwayo-4th Official
Match Commissioner: Alfred Rwiza Kishongole (Tanzania)