The 20-man delegation of the Uganda national beach soccer team known as the Sand Cranes to Tanzania for the 2019 Copa Dar es Salaam has been confirmed.
The FUFA Executive committee member Ronnie Kalema will spur head the delegation that departs the country on Friday, December 20, 2019 aboard the Uganda Airlines Bombardier.
The final team was selected by the technical team led by head coach Salim Jamal Muwonge after a fortnight of intense residential training at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
The tournament will kick off on Sunday, December 22 with two matches. Hosts Tanzania take on Uganda Sand Cranes in the second game of the day that will kick off by 4:45 PM at the Coco beach.
Uganda will rest out on Monday, 23rd December before engaging Burundi in their second game on Tuesday, December 24 at 4:45 PM.
Match Day four will see Uganda take on Seychelles and wind down against Malawi on match day five. Last year, Uganda finished second in the competition.
The Copa Dar es Salaam tournament t is envisaged as part of the early arrangements undertaken by FUFA to help prepare the Uganda Sand Cranes team for the forthcoming AFCON 2020 Beach Soccer championship that shall be hosted in Uganda.
Sunday, December 22: Tanzania Vs Uganda (4:45 PM)
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)
Sand Cranes squad
Goalkeepers: Meddie Kibirige, Nasser Lwamunda
Outfield players: Paul Lule, Douglas Muganga, Davis Kasujja, Rica Byaruhanga, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Sulaiman Ochero, Alex Emmanuel Wasswa, Ronald Magwali, Rowch Peter Somoka, Faizo Muwawu.