Afcon beach soccer: Sand Cranes face Ivory Coast

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Team Captain Katwe Allan passes the ball during training at Lido Beach

Moments 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 six days.

While speaking to www.fufa.co.ug, Muwonge shared the efforts so far endeavoured towards the big task ahead for his side.

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

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. 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. We are only looking forward to putting into practice the skills we are learning,” said Katwe.

Players who attended training on Thursday

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)

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

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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