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False start for Uganda Sand Cranes at Malindi International Beach Soccer Tournament

1st Malindi International Beach Soccer Tournament:

Day 1 Results

Kenya 5- 4 Uganda Sand Cranes
Zanzibar 8-1 Kilifi select

The first edition of Malindi International beach soccer tournament started on Friday evening in Malindi, off the Indian Ocean.

Uganda Sand Cranes lost the opening game to host nation, Kenya 5-4.


Fahad Nasir had two goals on the day, Moh’d Said, Mahdi Haksaw scored the other two goals before Matia Olum’s own goal saw Uganda falling to Kenya in a very physical battle.

Uganda scored through Roch Somoka’s brace, Denis Sserukwaya and Abdul Karim Kibalama.

Uganda Sand Cranes were captained by John Revita.

In the other match, Zanzibar beat Kilifi Select 8-1.

Talib Ame Soud was the man of the match with 5 individual goals.

Hussein Ramadhan Saleh and Yakoub Mohd Nassor scored the other goals for Zanzibar.

Abaud Omar had the consolation for Kilifi Select.

The matches were officiated by FIFA beach soccer referees from Uganda.


The group matches continue on Saturday afternoon with a match against Zanzibar.

Meanwhile, Kenya takes on the Kilifi Select team in the other game on the day.

This is the first time that the tournament is being held on the  East African land.

This edition was organized in Malindi and sponsored by Kilifi County Government-Kenya.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) sanctioned the event.

Saturday Matches:

Zanzibar Vs Uganda – 3: 00 p.m

Kilifi Select Vs Kenya – 4:30 p.m


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