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Sand Cranes Final AFCON Squad Revealed

The Uganda National Men’s Beach Soccer team, Sand Cranes have named their final squad for the 2021 AFCON Beach Soccer finals.

The Sand Cranes are part of the eight teams that will take part in the finals tournament in Saly City in Senegel from May 23rd to 29th.

The 15-man squad which was revealed on Tuesday, May 18 includes three goalkeepers, six defenders and six forwards.

The usual suspects including captain Meddie Kibirige, Douglas Muganga, Ismail Kawawulo, Baker Lukoya and Emmanuel Wasswa have all been included.

The team is expected to travel to Senegal today, Tuesday May 18 aboard Ethiopian Airways.

Uganda is in Group A alongside the hosts Senegal, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Full squad

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)

Officials

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 Bazzeketta

FUFA Secretariat: Isaac Natukunda

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