According to Magogo, FUFA in partnership with the Uganda Beach Soccer Association will extend the sport to different Universities and schools and other regions in a bid to make it popular around the country.
Federation of Uganda
Football Association boss Engineer Moses Magogo has vowed to develop Beach Soccer in Uganda
and extend the sport to different corners of the country.
Magogo made the promise as he
hosted the Uganda national beach soccer team, Sand Cranes, freshly returned from AFCON in Senegal, to a welcome luncheon
held at Jevine Hotel, Rubaga in Kampala on Monday, 31st May 2021.
According to Magogo, FUFA
in partnership with the Uganda Beach Soccer Association will extend the sport to
different Universities and schools and other regions in a bid to make popular
around the country.
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The administrator added on
that the Federation has supported the game before, funding the domestic league, and will also look into extending the game to other parts that
do not have beaches.
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Magogo also thanked the Sand
Cranes for finishing fourth in the tournament since it was their maiden appearance. He said the Federation will provide a favorable situation for the team to compete
in the next edition of the tournament in a bid to improve on this year’s performance.
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In the same meeting,
Magogo also revealed that the Federation will give over 190 million ugx to the
players and the technical team that were part of the Sand Cranes team. This therefore
means that each of the 24 members on the team will get at least 7,700,000 ugx as
per the FUFA payment scheme of players on the national team.
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Deo Mutabazi, chairman Uganda
Beach Soccer Association said that they are using the AFCON experience to
design a technical strategy for the development of the game, to assist clubs on
how best to approach the game.
“The AFCON experience was
a real blessing to us as we learnt firsthand how to hand different situations, technically,
we are planning a retreat and shall design a technical strategy,” Mutabazi said.
Sand Cranes head coach
Salim Muwonge said his team has leant many things in their first participation
in the Beach Soccer finals.
“We gained a lot from the
AFCON beach soccer tournament played in Senegal," Muwonge said. "We shall
revise each and every game we play going forward for better planning in future.”
The Sand Cranes finished
fourth at the AFCON 2021 beach soccer finals hosted by Senegal after falling
to Mozambique in the semifinals. This was the first time Uganda is participating
in the finals.