Uganda Sand Cranes progress to the Semi-finals of the AFCON Beach Soccer tournament

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By Ali Mutanje

The Uganda sand Cranes are participating in the AFCON Beach Soccer tournament in Senegal for the first time. They have automatically progressed to the semi-finals of the tournament after Tanzania fell to favourites Senegal 3-1 on 26/05/21. 

The sand Cranes lost their opening game against record titleholders Senegal (5-1) on Sunday 22, May 2021. 

They won the next match against neighbours Tanzania 4-3 in a tightly contested match on Monday. This was in a fight for a second spot that would almost guarantee the second spot in the group. 

Tanzania was left with an uphill task of beating Senegal to force a playoff with Uganda. 

They failed in an attempt that ended in a 3-1 loss to the East African. This automatically guaranteed Uganda a second spot and therefore qualification into the semi-finals of the tournament. 

Uganda plays Mozambique on Friday 28/05/21 at 19:15 EAT. 

The team will automatically qualify for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup if they make it to the final of the AFCON Beach Soccer tournament in Senegal.

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