Tanzania won the 2018 Copa Dar es Salaam beach soccer championship at Coco beach on Sunday.
The Uganda Sand Cranes fell 10-2 to hosts Tanzania and recovered swiftly to overcome Malawi 12-9.

2018 Copa Dar es Salaam Beach Soccer Championship:

Tanzania 7-4 Seychelles

Tanzania 10-2 Uganda

Malawi 9-12 Uganda

Malawi 8-4 Seychelles

The Uganda beach soccer team (Sand Cranes) recorded mixed results in their opening two matches at the on-going Copa Dar es Salaam tournament held off the shores of Indian Ocean at the spacious Coco beach in the humid Dar es Salaam city.

The Sand Cranes fell 10-2 to hosts Tanzania and recovered swiftly to overcome Malawi 12-9.

In the official opening match, Tanzania defeated Seychelles 7-4.

Tanzania beach soccer team

Yahya Said Tumbo led the goal scoring business for the hosts with a brace.

The other goals came from Samuel John Mauru, Jaruph Rajab Juma, Ibrahim Hamid Abdallah, Rolland Narsis Msonjo and Mbwana Mshindo Musa.

Seychelles’ strikes were netted by Nadim Lucas, Gamatis Glenny, Prosper Herkold and De Lion Hansel Cogik.

Host country Tanzania humiliated Uganda Sand Cranes 10-2 in a one-sided encounter with Godfrey Lwesibawa and Sulaiman Ochero on target for the Ugandans who traveled over 1500KM from Kampala to Dar es Salaam.

Malawi beach soccer team

Uganda Sand Cranes’ second game at the championship witnessed was a hard fought 12-9 win over Malawi.

Ronald Magwali and Sulaiman Ochero each scored four goals for Uganda.

Vice-captain Allan Katwe, Alex Emmanuel Wasswa and an own goal completed the rout for Uganda.

Seychelles beach soccer national team

Remaining round robin stage matches:

The group stage matches climax on Saturday as Uganda takes on Seychelles and Tanzania encounters a physical Malawi entity.

The countries that finish first and second will face off in Sunday’s final as the third placed and bottom side lock horns in the classification match.

Zanzibar is the reigning champion.

Copa Dar es Salaam referees handling the games

Referees:

Shafiq Mugerwa

Jackson Msilombo

Muhammad Ssenteza

Geofrey Tumain

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

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