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AFCON Beach Soccer 2021: Uganda Sand Cranes edge Tanzania, closer to sealing semifinal berth

2021 Beach soccer Africa cup of Nations Senegal:

Group A: Uganda 4-3 Tanzania

Uganda Sand Cranes beat neighbours Tanzania 4-3 during a group A duel at the on-going AFCON beach soccer 2021 finals in Senegal.

Isma Kawawulo, Emmanuel Alex Wasswa and Swalleh Ssimbwa found the goals for Uganda at Saly beach soccer stadium.

A brace from Juma Rajab Januph and Wallis Stephanie Napuunalo were Tanzania’s goals.

Uganda will now wait for the match between hosts and defending champions Senegal against Tanzania (on Wednesday, 26th May 2021) to know their next move about qualification to the semi finals.

Therefore, Uganda will make use of three day’s rest for recovery before get back into action on Friday, 28th May 2021.

Uganda Sand Cranes vs Tanzania
Uganda Sand Cranes forward Baker Lukooya acrobatically plays an over head kick.

This was the right response for Uganda having lost the opener 5-1 to Senegal, a feat that assistant coach Bashir Mutyaba attributed to doing the basics right.

‘After losing to Senegal a day before, we went back to the drawing board and planned afresh for the Tanzania game. We therefore lifted our bodies for the game’ Mutyaba disclosed.

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