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Beach Soccer: Sand Cranes put up spirited show despite losses to Malawi and Zanzibar

The Uganda National Beach Soccer Team put up a spirited show during the COPA Dar es Salaam over the Festive season but found the going tough against Zanzibar and Malawi on Christmas Day at Coco Beach.

Uganda Sand Cranes that took on Zanzibar

With both games played on Monday, the Sand Cranes kicked off the show with gret resilience but fell to Zanzibar 5-9 where Mugwari Ronald and Katwe Allan netted two goals each. Lule Paul also got his name on the score sheet.

Their next fixture was against Malawi but Sand Cranes lost by three goals (4-7).

Mugwari netted a hat-trick to cap his day with 7 goals while Lule got the other in the game Sand Cranes took on Malawi.

Uganda Sand Cranes head coach Salim Jamal Muwonge is optimistic they will recover from the slow start.

‘We had a spirited performance partially attributed to fatigue. But we shall recover in the subsequent game on match day two’ Muwonge stated.

Here are some pictures from the two matches played on Christmas Day

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