Test Match: Fri, 5th Dec: Zanzibar Select Vs Uganda

Official Training session: Sat, 6th Dec: Uganda Sand Cranes Training

International Build up: Sun, 7th Dec : Zanzibar Vs Uganda

As Patrick Lugemwa, who travelled with the team as media officer told Kawowo ahead of Uganda’s first ever international beach soccer, the 17 man delegation endured a 2 day’s journey by road to the Indian Ocean Island of Zanzibar.

We reached well (Thursday night) and the reception was excellent but obviously, everybody was so tired after that long journey from Kampala

The team is accommodated in the state of art Bububu beach hotel, overlooking the Indian Ocean.
On request of the Zanzibar beach soccer federation, the highly anticipated match has been switched to Sunday.

  The journey will help us improve the game back home as well as get the necessary tests ahead of Uganda’s AFCON 2015 tournament” Ali Mwebe, who travelled with the team told Kawowo Sports on phone.

The team is expected to train Friday before the mandatory official practice on the match day venue and exact time as recommended by CAF and FIFA.

Uganda is preparing for the AFCON 2015 Finals that will take place in Seychelles next April.

The Sand Cranes team:

Goal Keepers:

Michael Kalule (Sand Pirates) and Ashadu Bugembe (YMCA)


Douglas Muganga (Nkumba Select), Derrick Teko (Y.M.C.A), Ambrose Naturinda (Y.M.C.A) and Saidi Mzee (Real Galaticos)

Creative Players:

Baker Lukooya (MUBS), Johnnie Levita (Real Galaticos), Emma Kalyoowa (St. Lawrence University)Saidi Mzee (Real Galaticos)
Brian Nkuubi (MUBS), Roch Somoka (Nkumba Select),
Technical Department:
Head Coach: Harunah Kebba
Assistant Coach: Peter Sseguya
Vice Chairman Technical: Hamzah Jjunju
Head of Delegation: Anthony Tumwesigye

UBSA President: Deo Mutabaazi
FUFA Competitions: Ali Mwebe
Media Officer: Patrick Lugemwa

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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