Sand Cranes Qualifies For 2021 Beach Soccer AFCON

The sand Cranes has qualified to the 2021  Beach Soccer AFCON after Ghana Beach Soccer team has withdrawn  from the qualifying match  for Beach Soccer AFCON between Ghana and Uganda which was due to take place this weekend at FUFA Technical  Center in Njeru

This is the first time the Sand Cranes are qualifying for the finals since the championship was established in 2006 as a qualification route for African nations to an upcoming edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

The Uganda National Beach Soccer team, The Sand Cranes have qualified for the 2021 Beach Soccer finals in Senegal this year after their opponents, Ghana, withdrew from taking part in the phase.

The Sand Cranes training at FUFA Technical Center this week in Njeru.
The Sand Cranes training at FUFA Technical Center this week in Njeru.

Salim Muwonge coached side entered residential after a few days this week at the FUFA

Uganda was due to host Ghana for the first leg tie on 27th March 2020 at the FUFA Technical Center before the second leg which was scheduled to happen in Ghana in April.

This is the first time the Sand Cranes are qualifying for the finals since the championship was established in 2006 as a qualification route for both Afcon  and the upcoming edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

The 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will be held in Russia and the winning and second-best African teams will qualify for the tournament

The  Tournament was due to take place in Jinja, Uganda between 23rd and 29th November 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rising water levels on the shores of  Lake Victoria affecting the hosting beach, Uganda withdrew from hosting the tournament.

Senegal was subsequently chosen as the new hosts and the tournament rescheduled to between the  23rd and 29th  May 2021.

Uganda now joins Senegal (hosts) and Egypt as the only qualified teams to the 4th edition of the event.

Burundi, Comoros, Madagascar, DR Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Seychelles and Tanzania are still at the qualifying phase of the tournament.

 

Frank
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Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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