Sand Cranes Intensify Preps for Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations Qualifiers

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Uganda National Beach Soccer Team (Sand Cranes) has on Monday entered a residential camp at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru in preparation for the 2021 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for this month.

The Sand Cranes began preparations with a double training session at the newly constructed Beach Soccer Facility in Njeru under the stewardship of Salim Jamal Muwonge.

Of the 20 summoned players for the qualifiers, only 11 turned up for training on day one as the rest (nine) still have engagements with their Uganda Premier League clubs (expected to join the camp on Thursday).

Uganda will play host to Ghana on Saturday, 27th March 2021 at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru with the second leg slated between 9th-10th April.

The aggregate winner between the two nations will book a berth for the Africa Beach Soccer Cup Nations final tournament slated for May in Senegal.

The Full Squad


Meddie Kibirige (Isabet), Jamilu Maliyamungu (MUBS), Samson Kirya (Entebbe Sharks), Nasser Lwamunda (KIU)


Paul Lule (Buganda Royal), Davis Kasujja (MUBS), Douglas Muganga (MUBS), Paul Kato (Buganda Royal), Suleiman Ochero (St. Lawrence University)


Peter Mukwata (Mutoola Beach), Swaibu Kakwaya (Buganda Royal), Alex Emmanuel Wasswa (St. Lawrence University), Ronald Magwali (Buganda Royal), Rica Byaruhanga (Isabet)


Ismail Kawawulo (MUBS), Brian Nkuubi (St. Lawrence University), Said Munir (MUBS), Swalleh Ssimbwa (St. Lawrence University), Godfrey Lwesibwa (Buganda Royal), Baker Lukooya (St. Lawrence University)

Team officials

Head coach – Salim Jamal Muwonge
Assistant Manager – Peter Sseguya
Fitness Coach – Charles Lukula Ayiekoh
Team Physician – Ivan Kulika
Team Manager – Tonny Ssebagala
Media Officer – Julius Mutebi

Source – ChimpReports

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