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Sand Cranes gearing up for AFCON qualifiers

Some of the Sand Cranes players in training this week (Photo by FUFA Media)

AFCON Beach Soccer qualifiers

Uganda vs Ivory Coast

Sunday, 09-09-2018

Weeks after taking on the position of Uganda Sand Cranes head coach, Salim Muwonge released a squad of 20 players who started training  ahead of AFCON Beach Soccer qualifier match against Ivory Coast on 9th September 2018.

The training started on Thursday 23rd August and has so far been conducted for eight days.

Muwonge as quoted by fufa.co.ug shared the efforts so far endeavored towards the big task ahead for his side.

“We summoned 20 players and 15 have attended so far, said Muwonge.

“Most of the summoned players are midfielders because we want to create more scoring opportunities against our opponents.

“Our main emphasis at the moment is set on endurance and tactical setup as we prepare for the game.

Team Captain Katwe Allan commended the work done by the coaches in the six days of non-residential training so far.

“We have so far trained for six days, said Katwe.

“It has been good; we have been working on our endurance since it has a huge baring on the results.

“All of us as players are in good condition and are only looking forward to putting into practice the skills we are learning.

The team will conduct two other non-residential training sessions before entering residential camp on Saturday 1st September 2018.

Players who have been training:

Goalkeepers.

Kibirge Med (Isabet), Lwamunda Nasser (Buganda Royal Institute) and Kalule Micheal (Nkumba University)

Defenders.

Lule Paul (Buganda Royal Institute), Katwe Allan (C) (Nkumba University), Ochero Sulaiman (St. Lawrence University), Byaruhanga Rica (Isabet), Kimuli Thomas

Midfielders.

Kiggundu Swalley (St. Lawrence University), Magwari Ronald (Stomers), Kakwaya Swaibu (Isabet)

Forwards

Lwesibawa Godfrey (Stomers), Wasswa Peter (Buganda Royal Institute)

Technical Team:

Salim Jamal Muwonge – Head Coach

Sseguya Peter – Assistant Coach

Ssebaggala Tonny – Team Coordinator)

Ssekasanvu Julius – (Kits man)

Ithum Aduny Codian – (Medical Officer).

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