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Beach Soccer: Uganda Sand Cranes off to Malindi for International Tournament


The Uganda National Beach Soccer team ‘Sand Cranes’ is set to take part in the Malindi International tournament.

A contingent of 17 people; 4 Officials, 3 International referees and 10 players left this afternoon (3pm) by road to Malindi, Kenya.

The tournament is slated to start on Friday 18th and ends on Sunday 20th December 2015.

Five teams are expected to take part Uganda, Kenya , Zanzibar ,Tanzania a and Ghana as a guest team.

‘This tournament is as a result of the meetings we held when Uganda Beach Soccer Association traveled to Zanzibar and Kenya last year’ said Beach Soccer Delegate Anthony Tumwesigye.

‘We want to see beach soccer at a different level and such opportunities help the sport to grow’ added Tumwesigye who traveled as Leader of Delegation.

Head coach Harunah Kebba and his assistant Peter Seguya could not make the trip because they are committed to the University Games that start on Thursday at Busoga University. Both coaches have University teams they are handling.

Stand-in coach Salim Muwonge promised a great show in Malindi.

‘We have not had enough training sessions but I believe this team can comeback with a trophy’ said Muwonge.

Traveling list: Officials: Tumwesigye Anthony (Leader Of Delegation), Deo Mutabazi Coordinator), Mwebe Ali (Technical-Organising Committee of the Tournament) and Head coach is Salim Muwonge.

Referees: Ivan Bayige Kintu, Muhammed Senteza and Shafiq Mugerwa

Players : Kansiime Simon (St Lawrence University), Muzafaru Tamale (Real Galacticals), Abdul Karim Kibalama (Real Galacticals), Jojo Mutebi (Buwanika Bulls), Rica Byaruhanga (Buwanika Bulls), John Revita –Captain (Real Galacticals, Dennis Serukwaya (Real Galacticals), Hamis Kafeero (Real Glacticals ), Roch Somoka (Nkumba Select) and Herbert Luboyera (Mutesa I Royal University).


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