Beach Soccer: Uganda Sand Cranes Off To Dar Es Salaam For COPA2019

The 20 man delegation of the Uganda national beach soccer team (Sand Cranes) to Tanzania for the 2019 Copa Dar es Salaam has been confirmed.

FUFA Executive committee member Ronnie Kalema will spur head the delegation that departs the country on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10 AM aboard the Uganda Airlines Bombardier.

The 12 players on the team have two goalkeepers; Meddie Kibirige and Nasser Lwamunda.

The other outfield players include; Paul Lule, Douglas Muganga, Davis Kasujja, Rica Byaruhanga, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Sulaiman Ochero, Alex Emmanuel Wasswa, Ronald Magwali, Rowch Peter Somoka and Faizo Muwawu.

The final team was selected by the technical team led by head coach Salim Jamal Muwonge after a fortnight of intense residential training at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

Uganda Sand Cranes team in training at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru
Uganda Sand Cranes training at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru

Uganda’s Fixtures:

The tournament will kick off on Sunday, December 22 with two matches.

Hosts Tanzania take on Uganda Sand Cranes in the second game of the day that will kick off by 4:45 PM at the Coco beach.

Uganda will rest out on Monday, 23rd December before engaging Burundi in their second game on Tuesday, December 24 at 4:45 PM.

Match Day 4 will see Uganda take on Seychelles (Date & Time to be communicated) and wind down against Malawi on match day five (Date & Time to be communicated).

Last year, Uganda finished second in the competition.

The Copa Dar es Salaam tournament is envisaged as part of the early arrangements undertaken by FUFA to help prepare the Uganda Sand Cranes team for the forthcoming AFCON 2020 Beach Soccer championship that shall be hosted in Uganda.

Delegation:

Leader of delegation: Ronnie Kalema (FUFA Executive Committee Member)

UBSA Chairman: Deo Mutabazi

Beach soccer Delegate: Anthony Tumwesigye

Head Coach: Salim Jamal Muwonge

Assistant Coach: Bashir Mutyaba

Team physician: Ivan Kulika

Team manager: Tonny Ssebagala

Media: Hamza Nsereko Kawuma

Players:

Goalkeepers: Meddie Kibirige, Nasser Lwamunda

Outfield players: Paul Lule, Douglas Muganga, Davis Kasujja, Rica Byaruhanga, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Sulaiman Ochero, Alex Emmanuel Wasswa, Ronald Magwali, Rowch Peter Somoka, Faizo Muwawu

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