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AFCON Beach Soccer: Sand Cranes Reach Semis On First Attempt

Sand Cranes players during training. CAF

Wednesday, May 26
*Senegal 3-1 Tanzania

Semis: May 28
*Senegal Vs Morocco, 4:15pm
*Mozambique Vs Uganda, 5:30pm


Debutants Uganda have qualified to the semifinals of the ongoing Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Senegal.

The Sand Cranes claimed the second spot of Group A after hosts Senegal beat Tanzania to take the top seat.

This, means that Uganda have a chance to battle for one of only two available African tickets to Beach Soccer World Cup in Russia.

Uganda will hence face Group A winners Mozambique in Friday’s semifinal while Senegal and Morocco will face off in the other tie.

Mozambique topped Group B when they beat Morocco 2-1 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals in style, having won all their three Group B matches to top with maximum points.

Tanzania and Egypt who finished third in their respective groups will face off in a placement game to determine the 5th and 6th positions.

Earlier, Uganda Sand Cranes coach Salim Jamal Muwonge said that the team is not in Senegal to participate but to secure a ticket for the World Cup.

He told CAF: “To achieve this goal, I know my players are courageous, committed and determined. They have been playing for a long time even though this is our first AFCON appearance. We have the best to qualify for the World Cup.”


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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