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AFCON Beach Soccer 2018: Sand Cranes beat League Select In Buildup Match Ahead Of The Return Leg With Ivory Coast

Buildup Match

Thursday 13th September 2018

Sand Cranes 5-3 Buganda Royal Institute 

Played at Spenah Beach, Entebbe.

Uganda National beach Soccer team has beaten Buganda Royal Institute 5-3 in a buildup match at Spenah beach on Thursday evening. It is the first practice match for the team in preparation for the return leg against Ivory Coast in AFCON Qualifier.

Davis Kasujja scored a brace while Ronald Magwari, Kakwaya Swaib and Somoka Roch also got their names on the scoresheet.

Sand Cranes player Kakwaya Swaib (Red) in action during the buildup match against Buganda Royal Institute on Thursday at Spenah Beach

Sabega Joel, Ssali Musa and Kimera Primo scored for Buganda Royal Institute.

Head Coach of the Sand Cranes Salim Jamal Muwonge stated that the build up match was a tactical step to practice the attacking formations that could yield more goal opportunities.

‘We are trying to test our attacking formations that can produce more goals. It has worked for us in the build up. It is what we are opting for since we have to change the score away in Abidjan next week’ said Muwonge.

Assistant team captain Somoka Roch admitted that the practice match enabled them to test their scoring abilities and confirmed the players will get used to the scoring tactics that will are vital to turn the scores in Abidjan.

‘We have tested our scoring abilities during the buildup. We hope by next week we will be ready to turn the score’ said Somoka

Sand Cranes Defender Rica Byaruhanga aiming to shoot during the buildup match against Buganda Royal Institute on Thursday

Twelve (12) players were used in the buildup. Goalkeeper Lwamunda Nasser started the game alongside Somoka Roch, Wasswa Alex Emma, Lule Paul and Kasujja Davis.

Ochero Sulaiman, Ssimbwa Swalleh, Rica Byaruhanga, Kakwaya Swaib, Ochen Ben and Kibirige Med were the substitutes.

Sand Cranes goalkeeper Kibirige Med (Yellow) making a save during the buildup match against Buganda Royal  Institute on Thursday

Buganda Royal squad;

Buganda Royal Institute team (L-R) Katumba Godfrey, Kimera Primo, Mutebi Ronald, Isenge Paul, Bishirurwa Didas, Sabega Joel and Ssali Musa
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