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AFCON Beach Soccer: Sand Cranes Lose Again To Finish Fourth

AFCON Beach Soccer – Third Place Play-off
Sunday, 29-05-2021
Morocco 5-3 Uganda
Saly, Senegal


Uganda finished fourth at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Beach Soccer tournament in Senegal.

This was confirmed on Sunday evening after the Sand Cranes lost 5-3 to Morocco in the third place play-off game.

Rabi Aboutalbi and Nassim El Hadaoui each scored a brace for Morocco while Yassir Abada added the other.

For Uganda, Emmanuel Wasswa netted twice and Baker Lukooya scored the other on a day that they suffered their third loss at the tournament.

The Sand Cranes had earlier lost to Senegal in the groups and then Mozambique at the semi-finals.

Their only victory at the tournament came in a 4-3 defeat of Tanzania in their final group B game, a win that ensured Uganda reached the last four.

The team is expected to return on Monday, 31st May 2021 aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

Meanwhile, Hosts Senegal defeated Mozambique 4-1 to lift their sixth title and a third in succession.

Both Senegal and Mozambique will represent Africa at the FIFA World Cup beach soccer tournament in Russia come August 2021.

The Sand Cranes Team In Senegal

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)

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