Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The head coach Uganda National Beach Soccer Team- Sand Cranes Salim Jamal Muwonge has named the final team that will travel for the 2021 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Senegal.
The team of 15 players will depart the country on Wednesday morning for West Africa aboard Ethiopian Airlines. The tournament is slated for 23- 29 May.
The squad is dominated by players from St. Lawrence University Beach Soccer team, which has produced over seven players, other players are from MUBS Beach Soccer team and Buganda Royal Beach Soccer Team.
The team have spent almost one and half weeks in a residential camp at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.
Muwonge says that they have spent adequate time in preparations and they are ready to face off with any team in the finals.
The Sand Cranes was recently drawn in Group A alongside hosts Senegal. Uganda’s opening game will be against Tanzania before they play hosts Senegal and then the Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC.
Uganda Sand Cranes qualified for the Beach Soccer finals automatically after Uganda’s qualifying opponents Ghana withdrew from the tournament. This is the first time Uganda is playing in the finals of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations.