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Sand Cranes stage comeback to overcome Madagascar

Ugandan Beach Soccer National Team bagged its first win at the ongoing Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations in Mozambique after defeating Madagascar on Sunday.

The Sand Cranes needed recovery after losing to Senegal in the opening match of group B to keep hopes of progress alive.

They had to do so in a difficult match against Madagascar and had to to come from down to secure a 6-3 victory.

Four goals from Brian Nkuubi, one from Isma Kawakulo and other from Joshua Letti Lubwama sealed the victory for Uganda Sand Cranes.

Fofo Alexandre ,Ymelda Razafimandimby and Jacques Raharison scored for Madagascar

Uganda returns to action on Monday for the final Group B game against Egypt at 2.30pm (local time). The winner of this game will join Senegal in progressing to the semifinals.

Uganda Sand Cranes head coach Angelo Schirinzi was happy with the result and now all efforts are focused on overcoming Egypt.

“We knew that against Senegal we would not have any chance of winning so we focused our attention on the games against Madagascar and Egypt. I have been with this team for a fortnight and in South Africa we had a great tournament that allowed us to see what level we are at. We also knew that Madagascar is an opponent that would be within our reach. The focus is now to win against Egypt.”

Nkuubi who had a good day on field insists that each day is a final to them and they will do whatever it takes to win against Egypt.

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