Only two Jinja Lions Beach Soccer Club players make it to the provisional Sand Cranes squad ahead of September’s COSAFA Tournament

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By Morris Rawal

Salim Muwonge Jamal, head coach of the Uganda National Beach Soccer team, has named a preliminary Sand Cranes team in advance of the upcoming COSAFA Beach Soccer Tournament in Durban.

The squad, which consists of 20 players, was unveiled by Muwonge on Wednesday in the late afternoon. Residential training at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru, will begin on Friday, September 2, 2022.

Along with two new faces in Bernard Ndifuna (Kiringente BSC) and Peter Mukwata, most of the players that participated in the AFCON qualification games against Comoros have been included ( Mutoola BSC).

South Africa will host the COSAFA Tournament from September 17–25.

The Ugandan team will use this competition to hone their skills before the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations finals in Maputo, Mozambique, scheduled for this October.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers: 

Samson Kirya (Buganda Royal BSC), Meddie Kibirige (St. Lawrence BSC), Ronald Mutebi (St. Lawrence BSC), Siraje Masembe (Mutoola BSC)

Defenders: 

Peter Mukwata (Mutoola BSC) Hassan Ali Luboyera (Buganda Royal BSC), Paul Lule (Buganda Royal BSC), Jonathan Kikonyogo (St. Lawrence BSC), Rica Arch Byaruhanga (St. Lawrence BSC), Allan Katwe (St. Lawrence BSC), Asharif Apuuli (Mutoola BSC), Bernard Ndifuna ( Kiringente BSC)

Forwards: 

Isma Kawawulo (MUBS BSC), Baker Lukoya (St. Lawrence BSC), Ambrose Kigozi (Buganda Royal BSC), Joshua Lubwama (St. Lawrence BSC), Shaka Ssozi (Jinja Lions BSC), Nicholas Mwere(Jinja Lions BSC), Godfrey Lwesibawa (Buganda Royal BSC), Brian Nkuubi (St. Lawrence BSC)

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