Uganda National beach soccer team Sand Cranes’ journey to the Beach Soccer AFCON Finals in Egypt 2018 ended after a four all draw with Ivory Coast in Abidjan on Friday evening.
Despite Uganda taking the lead on two occasions at 2-0 and 4-2 lead in the first and second periods respectively, the hosts levelled matters in the third period to secure a slot for the Finals in December.
Lwesibawa Godfrey who missed the first leg with an injury, Wasswa Emmanuel Alex, Ochero Sulaiman and Ocen Ben each netted a goal for Uganda.
The match ended 4-4 for Ivory Coast to progress 7-5 on aggregate.
It is the second time Uganda has entered the AFCON Qualifiers.
In 2016, they were ejected by Ghana on their maiden show.
Sand Cranes Starting team against Ivory Coast
- Kibirig Meddie (GK)
- Lule Paul
- Kasujja Davis
- Lwesibawa Godfrey
- Ocen Ben
- Lwamunda Nasser
- Ochero Sulaiman
- Muganga Douglas
- Katwe Allan (Capt)
- Wasswa Emmanuel Alex.