Beach Soccer: Uganda Sand Cranes Beat Tanzania In Opener

Sunday, December 22
*Burundi 5-6 Seychelles
*Tanzania 3-3 Uganda (Uganda win 2-0 on penalties)

Uganda men Beach soccer team, the Sand Cranes beat hosts Tanzania in penalty shootouts to get off the mark in the 3rd edition of the annual Copa Dar es Salaam Beach soccer Tournament at Coco Beach, Tanzania.

Uganda Sand Cranes won 2-0 in shootouts after normal time had ended 3-3.

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Lule Paul scored in his own net to give Tanzania a lead but David Kasujja and Lwesibawa Godfrey took over to give Uganda a 2-1 lead.

Jaruph Juma and Stephano Wales scored for Tanzania before Lule Paul levelled matters to leave the score 3-3.

Action between Uganda Sand Cranes and Tanzania. Courtesy photo

Lwesibawa and Rico Byaruhanga scored their penalties while Ronald Magwali fired his penalty off the target.

Meddie Kibirige, Uganda’s goalkeeper, kept out Abdulkadir Ally Taibi’s effort penalty as Juma Sultan Ibrahim shot wide.

“I thank God for enabling us to get a point but in general it has been a hard game being the fact that we have been playing with hosts but we have managed to get a point and we are hoping to do our best in next game” Sand crane captain Meddie Kibirige after the game

Still To Come:

*Tuesday, December 24: Burundi Vs Uganda (4:45 PM)

*Seychelles Vs Uganda (Date & Time to be communicated)

*Uganda Vs Malawi (Date & Time to be communicated)

The Sand Cranes team. FUFA

Sand cranes Squad in Tanzania.
Mugwali Ronald, Byaruhanga Rica, Lwamunda Nasser, Wasswa Emmanuel, Ochero Suleiman, Somoka Rowch, Kasujja Davis, Muganga Douglas, Muwawu Faisal, Lule Paul



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