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Uganda Sand Cranes Commence Preparations For Beach Soccer AFCON

The Uganda National Beach Soccer team (Sand Cranes) got down to business ahead of the the Beach Soccer AFCON, Senegal 2021.

A team of eighteen players and five officials  entered  camp on Sunday  9th May at the FUFA Technical  Centre  in Njeru.

The team conducted one evening training  session  on Sunday with the Head Coach  Salim Muwonge  and his Technical  team emphasizing  player fitness and endurance on day one of residential training.

Salim said that the emphasis  on the first session  was about player fitness and endurance because  most players haven’t been active  since the league ended. 

‘Our emphasis on the first  session  was player  fitness and endurance since many  players haven’t been active since the league  ended.  Therefore  we have to bring  back their bodies  to the required fitness  levels before we set off for Senegal.’ noted Muwonge.

Sand Cranes players celebrate a goal
Day one training of the Sand Cranes ahead of the AFCON finals in Senegal

He added  that he was amazed by the response from the players  during  the first  session  and  comfortable this if they continue with the same attitude, they will be very ready  for the tournament .

Training  continues  until  18th May 2021 when the team leaves for Senegal. 

The shooting practice on the sand

Full squad in camp:

Goalkeepers: Meddie Kibirige (St Lawrence University BSC), Nasser Lwamunda (Kiringente BSC), Mutebi Ronald (St Lawrence University BSC)

Defenders: Paul Lule (Buganda Royal BSC), Davis Kasujja (MUBS BSC), Douglas Muganga (MUBS BSC),Byaruhanga Rica (St Lawrence University BSC), Kikonyogo Jonathan (St Lawrence University BSC), Suleiman Ochero (St. Lawrence University BSC)

Forwards: Ismail Kawawulo (MUBS BSC), Baker Lukooya (St Lawrence University BSC),Emmanuel Wasswa (St Lawrence University BSC),Swalley Ssimbwa (St. Lawrence University BSC),Ambrose Kigozi (Buganda Royal BSC), Ronald Magwali (Buganda Royal BSC)


Head coach – Salim Jamal Muwonge

Assistant Coach– Bashir Mutyaba

Team Doctor – Ivan Kulika

Team Manager – Tonny Ssebagala

Media Officer – Julius Bazzeketta

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