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Uganda Beach Soccer Association to Scout for Players Ahead of AFCON

UBSA officials say that with the ongoing beach soccer league of the 2020/2021 season at the Njeru based FUFA technical centre, there is an opportunity for benchmarking and identifying better players.
Some of the beach soccer players at the Njeru based FUFA technical center.

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Officials from the Uganda Beach Soccer Association-UBSA are optimistic about identifying more players to boost the sand cranes team ahead of the 2021 AFCON tournament in Senegal.

The sand cranes were slated to play with Ghana in the AFCON qualifiers in March, however, Ghana withdrew from the competitions. This allowed Uganda to automatically sail through to the tournament.

The tournament will now be played next month in Senegal.  UBSA officials say that with the ongoing beach soccer league of the 2020/2021 season at the Njeru based FUFA technical centre, there is an opportunity for benchmarking and identifying better players.

This eight-day beach soccer league which began on Thursday is expected to end next week. It attracted six clubs namely; Kilinga ente soccer club, MUBs, St. Lawrence University, Buganda royal institute, Mutola FC and Entebbe shacks. 


The vice-chairman of the UBSA competitions committee, Julius Mutebi says that the sand cranes technical team has resolved to pitch camp at the FUFA Technical centre throughout the league, to ascertain each player’s fitness and capability to perform in a more competitive environment.

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Mutebi further reveals that players had backtracked on their fitness following the uncertainties which resulted from the covid-19 lockdown, however, he says that players are slowly regaining their soccer form and equally playing their best.

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Faizal Mohammed, a sports analyst says that UBSA should devise means of popularizing beach soccer throughout the different parts of the country, which will increase competitiveness within the league and also in turn ease team selection whenever the need arises.

     

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