The KCCA winger was dropped to the bench with Kaweesa Hood stepping up to his place in Uganda Cranes starting line up, in the second match of the ongoing Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup at Bukhungu Stadium.
The under-pressure Basena justified the decision, saying that that the dreaded winger who started against Burundi, was forced out of the first team squad to accommodate the formation of the day that favours more of attacking.
“We are going to play a 4-3-3 formation and so he (Kateregga) had to pave way for another striker,” said Basena in a pre-match interview.
Uganda went to the match with only one point, having been held to a scoreless draw by Burundi in the opening match.
Burundi who will next take on Ethiopia are top of the table with four points, one above their next opponents. South Sudan lost their opening match 3-0 to Ethiopia.