Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed Uganda as the hosts of the AFCON 2020 Beach Soccer Championship. The decision was taken during the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday 30th November 2018 where the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo is attending as Executive Member but also heads the Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee.
The latest development means that Uganda National Beach soccer team-Sand Cranes will qualify automatically as hosts.
The FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha is a delighted man.
‘Our efforts in developing the game in Uganda are reaping fruits. It has been a great journey for beach soccer in this country. We have led on all fronts in the region in developing the game. We thank CAF for giving us this opportunity. We shall not disappoint’ said Mugisha
‘It is a great opportunity for Uganda to be selected as the next hosts of the AFCON Beach Soccer Finals. We shall be looking forward to hosting a memorable tournament for all the teams that will come to our country’ said Uganda Beach Soccer Association Chairman Deo Mutabazi.
It will be the 4th edition of the AFCON Beach Soccer finals. This year’s edition will be hosted by Egypt.
Uganda took part in the qualifiers but was narrowly ejected by Ivory Coast.