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Beach Soccer: Uganda Sand Cranes to play Tanzania, team leaves today

International Beach Soccer friendly

Friday 9th December, 2016

Tanzania vs Uganda

Venue: TFF Headquarters, beach Soccer pitch

Time: 4pm (EAST)


The Uganda national beach Soccer team-Sand Cranes is set to play Tanzania National team this Friday in Dar es Salaam. A 20 man contingent will make the long trip by road starting today afternoon at 3pm.

However there will be official send off  of the team at FUFA House  on Tuesday afternoon at 2 O’clock. Modern Coast bus will pick the entire delegation of the Sand Cranes from FUFA House in Mengo.

‘This is a great opportunity for the players to show their skills again against another team in the region. We thank the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo for giving us another opportunity to play across the boarders’ said Uganda Beach Soccer Association Chairman Deo Mutabazi who will also travel with the team.

Ten players including the newly crowned FUFA beach soccer player of the year Somoka Roch will make the trip.

Beach Soccer Delegate to the FUFA Assembly- Anthony Tumwesigye is the Leader of Delegation.

Th Sand Cranes under the administration of the current FUFA President have already played against team like Zanzibar, Ghana and Kenya. It will be the first time that the Sand Cranes are facing Tanzania. However National team representation in beach soccer started under the reign of Eng. Moses Magogo as the head of football in Uganda. Uganda also has three beach soccer referees Ivan Kintu Bayige, Shafic Mugerwa and Senteza Muhammad. Kintu Bayige who was voted the best referee at the FUFA Awards last Friday at Munyonyo, will be heading to officiate at the Africa Beach Soccer Championship in Nigeria mid this month.

The Squad


Kibirige Meddie (Nkumba Select)

Kalule Micheal (St. Lawrence)


Davis Kasujja (MUBS)

Katwe Allan (YMCA)

Akabway Geoffrey (KIU)


Ochero Sulaiman (St Lawrence)

Kalyowa Emmanuel (St Lawrence)

Naturinda Ambrose (YMCA)


Kakwaya Swaibu (Dalumba)

Somoka Roch (Nkumba Select)

Coach: Salim Muwonge

MAIN PHOTO: Sand Cranes on international duty. The players will don the famous white or red jerseys again when they take on Tanzania on Friday at the TFF Headquarters where the beach soccer pitch is located.







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