By Denis Turyahebwa
Kampala: The Head Coach of the Uganda National Beach Soccer Team-Sand Cranes Salim Jamal Muwonge has named a provisional squad of 16 players to start preparations on Friday 7th May ahead of the 2021 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations Senegal.
The squad will camp at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
The final squad will have 12 players who will fly out of the country with the rest of the contingent on 18th May 2021 to Senegal.
The tournament will take place from 23 to 29 May 2021, in the city of Saly.
The Squad summoned
Meddie Kibirige (St Lawrence University BSC)
Samson Kirya (Buganda Royal BSC)
Nasser Lwamunda (Kiringente BSC)
Mutebi Ronald (St Lawrence University BSC)
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)
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)
Head coach – Salim Jamal Muwonge
Assistant Coach- Bashir Mutyaba
Team Doctor – Ivan Kulika
Team Manager – Tonny Ssebagala
Media Officer – Julius Bazzeketta
About the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations:
The 2021 Beach Soccer Africa 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 organized 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 organizers 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 tournament was due to take place in Uganda 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 was subsequently chosen as the new host, with the tournament rescheduled to take place from 23 to 29 May 2021, in the city of Saly.
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.