August 12, 2022

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Muwonge Names Sand Cranes Squad To Comoros.

Muwonge Names Sand Cranes Squad To Comoros.

2022 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

First Leg
Comoros vs Uganda
24th -07-2022

Stade de Plan’ete Plage- Moloni

 

The Uganda National Beach Soccer Team (Sand Cranes) Head Coach, Salim Jamal named a 15 man squad that has travelled for the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2022 Qualifier game against Comoros.

 

They team that has departed the country on Friday morning (3:45am) to Comoros aboard Kenya Airlines is comprised of two goalkeepers, five defenders and eight forwards.

 

Team captain Meddie Kibirige and experienced goal keeper Samson Kigozi are selected and Ronald Mutebi has been dropped.

 

Paul Lule and Allan Katwe are the two experienced defenders in the Sand Cranes fold picked.

 

Douglas Muganga is one experienced defender who has not been part on this campaign and will be missed.

 

Lwesibawa, reigning league MVP Baker Lukooya and Brian Nkuubi are some of the common faces picked to compete for forward places.

 

The team that has travelled earlier to prepare for the first leg for the encounter between the two nations slated for Sunday, 24th July 2022

 

Team head coach Salim Muwonge is hopeful the team will a great show with the preparations the team has had at FUFA Technical center Njeru.

 

We have had good training for this game and we expect to get positive results away. The players are in the right mood mentally and physically.’ Muwonge stated.

 

Uganda is seeking to return to the final tournament for the second successive time having played at the 2021 edition in Senegal where the team reached the semifinals.

 

Travelling Squad


Goalkeepers
Samson Kirya (Buganda Royal BSC), Meddie Kibirige (St. Lawrence BSC)

 

Defenders
Hassan Ali Luboyera (Buganda Royal BSC), Paul Lule (Buganda Royal BSC), Jonathan Kikonyogo (St. Lawrence BSC), Allan Katwe (St. Lawrence BSC), Ashraf Apuuli (Mutoola BSC)

 

Forwards
Isma Kawawulo (MUBS BSC), Baker Lukoya (St. Lawrence BSC), Ambrose Kigozi (Buganda Royal BSC), Joshua Lubwama (St. Lawrence BSC), Shaka Ssozi (Jinja Lions BSC), Nicholas Mwere(Jinja Lions BSC), Godfrey Lwesibawa (Buganda Royal BSC), Brian Nkuubi (St. Lawrence BSC)

 

Officials
Leader of delegation: Ronnie Kalema

Head Coach: Salim Jamal Muwonge
Performance Coach: Bashir Mutyaba
Team Manager: Tonny Ssebagala
UBSA Chairman: Deo Mutabazi
FUFA Official: Anthony Tumwesigye
FUFA Official: Frank Anyau
FUFA Official :Francis Peter Ssuna
Team Doctor: Ivan Kulika
Media Officer: Julius Mutebi