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The latest to join the squad currently undergoing training at Namboole in Kampala is Scandinavian based duo of Tony Mawejje and Abel Dhaira

A host of foreign based players have began trickling into the Uganda Cranes camp ahead of the crunch AFCON 2013 qualifier against Zambia.

The latest players to join the squad currently undergoing training at Namboole Stadium in Kampala is Scandinavian based duo of Tony Mawejje and Abel Dhaira.

The duo are expected to be joined by Hamis Kiiza and Emmanuel Okwi (Tanzania), Dennis Onyango (South Africa) Sula Matovu (Ethiopia) and Skipper Andy Mweisigwa (Kazakhstan) who are due in camp after this weekend's round of matches in their respective leagues.

At the same time, Cranes coach Bobby Williamson says the availability of most members of his squad, who are either without a club or off season is a blessing in disguise. Vietnam based duo Brian Omony and Moses Oloya have been training with the squad for a while.

"The most important thing is that they (players) are in good shape. The more we have time to work with them ahead of the Zambia clash, the better."

Uganda who are yet to grace Africa's Premier showpiece since their successful outing 34 years ago in Morocco, need to overhaul a solitary goal deficit suffered to defending African champions Zambia in Ndola last month, to qualify for the 2013 edition of the competition scheduled to take place in South Africa.

Preparations ahead of this tie set to be played on October 14, have been marred by news that Ugandan FA will be charging almost double the normal ticket prices, while Zambia's contingent who have hired a chartered flight to Kampala have complained against what they termed as 'uneven playing surface' of the Namboole stadium.

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