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AFCON Beach Soccer 2018: Sand Cranes enter Residential Camp Ahead of Qualifier Against Ivory Coast

AFCON Beach Soccer Qualifier Egypt 2018

1st Leg 9th September 2018

 Uganda vs Ivory Coast at Spena Beach, Entebbe

2nd Leg 21st-23st September 2018 in Ivory Coast

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Special Image promoting the Sunday fixture
Special Image promoting the Sunday fixture

As the Sand Cranes prepare to take on Ivory Coast in the upcoming Beach Soccer AFCON 2018 Egypt Qualifiers for the 1st leg match on Sunday, the team has started residential training.

Players and officials in the residential Camp. They are seen here after training.

A total of 16 players and 7 officials are accommodated at Hibis Hotel Entebbe.

Goalkeeper Kibirge Medi

Head Coach Muwonge Salim Jamal says his side is focused and the preparations are so far so good.

‘The boys are responding to the training very well. We have put alot of emphasis on the tactical set up. We need to score many goals since it is key for the home and away fixture’ noted Muwonge.

Coach Muwonge Salim Jamal giving instructions during training
Coach Muwonge Salim Jamal giving instructions during training on Tuesday.

Team captain Somoka Roch highly praised the mood in the camp after the 9 days of training.

‘The mood is so good. We have trained for nine days with two days in  residential camp. We are looking forward to the match.  The attitude towards the game is very good. Everything will be superb and I am sure we are going to put Ivory Coast down on Sunday’ said Somoka.

L-R; Kimuli Tom, Ochen Ben and Somoka Roch during training at spena
L-R; Kimuli Tom, Ochen Ben and Somoka Roch during training at Spena beach on Tuesday.

Sand Cranes Training schedule

Training Schedule

Players in camp


Kibirge Medi (Isabet), Lwamunda Nasser (Buganda Royal Institute) and Kalule Micheal (Nkumba University)


Lule Paul (Buganda Royal Institute), Katwe Allan (Nkumba University), Ochero Sulaiman (St. Lawrence University), Byaruhanga Rica (Isabet), Kimuli Thomas (Mutoola Beach Soccer Club), Muganga Douglas  (MUBS)


Kiggundu Swalley (St. Lawrence University), Magwari Ronald (Stomers), Kakwaya Swaibu (Isabet)


Lwesibawa Godfrey (Stomers), Wasswa Peter (Buganda Royal Institute), Ochen Ben (MUBS), Somoka Roch (C) (Isabet)

Technical Team

Salim Jamal Muwonge – Head Coach

Sseguya Peter – Assistant Coach

Ssebaggala Tonny – Team Coordinator)

Ssekasanvu Julius (Kits man)

Ithum Aduny Codian (Medical Officer).

Mutyaba Bashir – Technical Director

Omaria Bosco – Media Officer

MAIN PHOTO: Goalie Lwamunda Nasser makes a save during training


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