Uganda sand cranes kick off their AFCON campaign
The Uganda sand cranes kick off their 2021 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations campaign today against defending champions Senegal
The sand cranes welcome the hosts at Saly Beach Soccer stadium at 8.30 pm.
This is the first Beach Soccer AFCON the sand cranes are participating in.
The tournament was due to take place in Jinja between 23 and 29 November 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rising water levels on the shores of Lake Victoria affecting the host beach, Uganda withdrew from hosting. Senegal were subsequently chosen as the new hosts, with the tournament rescheduled to take place from 23 to 29 May 2021, in the city of Salt.
Uganda sand cranes squad
Wasswa Emmanuel Alex
The 2021 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations will be the fourth edition of the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations (BSAFCON), the premier beach soccer championship in Africa contested by men’s national teams who are members of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Originally organised by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) under the title FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup CAF qualifier(informally known as CAF Beach Soccer Championship), in 2015, CAF became organisers and began using the BSAFCON title to which the competition was officially renamed the next year. Overall, this will be the 10th edition of the event.
The event also acts as the qualification route for African teams to the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Russia; the winners and runners-up qualify.