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Over 10 UPL Players Set For Cranes Camp In Dubai

About 12 or 14 players will be summoned for Uganda Cranes squad that is going to camp in Dubai in October.

This, is contrary to the previous report that 30% composition of the team will be locally based.

Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry earlier stated that travel restrictions may fail the foreign based legion but “there must be other options from our league.”

The-SportsNation has learnt that a couple of foreign based players have declined the offer and the Northern Irishman has opted for the UPL players.

It is expected that the squad of 26 players will be summoned on Wednesday.

About 14 players in Uganda Premier League are set to be taken for Covid19 tests.

Five of the UPL players are set to come from KCCA FC and these are Charles Lukwago, Bright Anukani, Herbert Achai, Samuel Kato and Gift Ali.

Vipers captain Halid Lwaliwa, URA FC duo Shafic Kagimu and Said Kyeyune are reportedly on the list.

Besides Lukwago, Joel Mutakubwa is the other goalkeeper on the list, The-SportsNation can confirm.

It was earlier confirmed that players in United States and Israel will not make the squad due to travel restrictions.

The addition of more UPL players for the Dubai camp will be a big boost for side that will play CHAN in Cameroon early next year.

Uganda is notably using the nine-day camp in Dubai to prepare for the upcoming 2021 AFCON Qualifiers double header with South Sudan.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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