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9 Foreign Based Players Join Uganda Cranes Camp

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Players undergoing training at Mandela national stadium

Uganda Cranes have intensified their preparations ahead of the crunch encounter against Ghana in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

After testing the team against Northern Uganda select on Saturday, the Cranes resumed training on Sunday.
The camp was even boosted with the arrival of several foreign based players who took part in the Monday training session making a total of 23 players.
Key among the nine foreign players is midfielder Tonny Mawejje who plies his trade at FK Tiranna in Albania.
Mawejje returns to the team fold after missing the double header against Egypt.
The others include Geoffrey Sserunkuma,Isaac Isinde and Joseph Ochaya who play in Zambia, Edrisa “Torres” Lubega, Dennis Guma,Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Ntege and assistant captain Hassan Wasswa.
These were joined by several local based players and had a two hour training session at Mandela National stadium.
The team will have a build up game against Madagascar on Wednesday before taking on Ghana on Saturday.
Uganda is second in group E on seven points, two behind leaders Egypt while Ghana are third on 5 points and Congo Brazzaville sit bottom with just one point.
Players that attended training
Goalkeepers: Ismael Watenga, Benjamin Ochan
Defenders: Isaac Isinde,Joseph Ochaya,Dennis Guma,Savio Kabugo,Timothy Awany,Bernard Muwanga,Nicholas Wadada,Isaac Muleme,Godfrey Walusimbi
Midfielders: Ivan Ntege, Tom Masiko,Muzamir Mutyaba,Shafiq Kagimu,Emma Kalyowa,Tonny Mawejje,Milton Karisa
Strikers: Nelson Ssenkatuka,Geoffrey Sserunkuma,Derrick Nsibambi,Edrisa Lubega

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