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April 22, 2024

Uganda sand cranes kick off their AFCON campaign

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The tournament was due to take place in Jinja between 23 and 29 November 2020.

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 sand cranes training at Saly beach soccer grounds, Senegal


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

The sand cranes delegation to Senegal

Goalkeepers
Mutebi Ronald
Kibirige Meddy
Lwamunda Nasser

Defenders
Lule Paul
Ochero Sulaiman
Byaruhanga Rika
Kasuja Davis
Kikonyogo Jonathan
Muganga Douglas

Attackers
Kawawulo Isma
Wasswa Emmanuel Alex
Ssimbwa Saleh
Lukooya Baker
Kigozi Ambrose

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 sand cranes in training

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.

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