Uganda begin preparation ahead of qualifiers against Ghana

The Sand Cranes have been training at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru

The Uganda National Beach Soccer Team began preparations on Monday for the upcoming 2021 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ghana.

The team took part in a double training session on Sunday 14 March at the FUFA Technical Centre, where a new beach soccer pitch was recently installed.

Many of the players called up play in the Ugandan Premier League. Some of these include Samson Kirya goalkeeper at Wakiso Giants FC, team captain Meddie Kibirige who plays for SC Villa, Douglas Muganga of Busoga United FC and Brian Nkuubi at URA FC.

 “Today was basically about assessing how the players stand in terms of fitness levels.” Head Coach Salim Jamal Muwonge told FUFA Media. “We hope to have the whole team soon and embark on full preparations.” 

Uganda will host Ghana on 27 March 2021 at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru with the return leg coming either 9 or 10 April. The winner on aggregate will qualify for the final tournament, the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations, in Senegal in May.

 

Full Squad

 

Goalkeepers:

Meddie Kibirige, Jamilu Maliyamungu, Samson Kirya, Nasser Lwamunda

Defenders:

Paul Lule, Davis Kasujja, Douglas Muganga, Paul Kato, Suleiman Ochero

Midfielders:

Peter Mukwata, Swaibu Kakwaya, Alex Emmanuel Wasswa, Ronald Magwali, Rica Byaruhanga

Forwards:

Ismail Kawawulo, Brian Nkuubi, Said Munir, Swalleh Ssimbwa, Godfrey Lwesibwa, Baker Lukooya 

 

Officials

Head coach – Salim Jamal Muwonge

Assistant Manager – Peter Sseguya

Fitness Coach – Charles Lukula Ayiekoh

Team Physician – Ivan Kulika

Team Manager – Tonny Ssebagala

Media Officer – Julius Mutebi

 

 

 

Source: Kawowo Sports

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