Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Beach Soccer, Senegal:
23rd – 29th May – Saly City
Sunday, 23rd May: Senegal vs Uganda @Saly Beach Soccer Stadium
*5: 30 PM local time (8:30 pm East African time) – live on 102.1 FUFA FM
The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Beach Soccer finals kick off officially today, sunday, 23rd May 2021 at the Saly Beach Soccer stadium.
Uganda Sand Cranes take on the host country Senegal in a group a opening match on sunday evening.
Team captain and goalkeeper meddie kibirige has expressed readiness to take on the hosts.
‘Since we arrived in Senegal, all has been good. The players are ready to give 100 percent in the tournament. The morale is high and the weather is not that bad’ kibirige told FUFA website.
Uganda Sand Cranes contingent is comprised of 15 players and 9 officials.
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)
Leader of delegation: Hamid Juma
Head coach: Salim Jamal Muwonge
Assistant Coach: Bashir Mutyaba
UBSA Chairman: Deo Mutabazzi
UBSA Delegate: Anthony Tumwesigye
Team Doctor: Ivan Kulika
Team Coordinator: Tonny Ssebagala
Media Officer: Julius Mutebi Bazzeketta
FUFA Secretariat: Isaac Natukunda