Sand Cranes players will share a bounty of $50, 000 (about 192m) if they qualify for this year’s Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations (BSAFCON) in Mozambique, Moses Magogo, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) promised.
Each of the 25-man Sand Cranes contingent, according to Magogo, will get $2000 if they beat Comoros in the second leg of the qualifier match happening on 7th August at Njeru Technical Centre in Jinja.
Uganda won the first leg 5-2 in the game played at Stade de Planete Plage in Moroni, Comoros on Sunday, 24th July 2022. The win gives Uganda a big advantage ahead of the return leg.
And FUFA now wants the Sand Cranes players to capitalize on this advantage and qualify for the continental showpiece.
‘We are here to motivate the team. We know how much we have invested in the development of Beach soccer in Uganda. It is time to keep shining on the Continent and this must be done by knocking out Comoros next weekend’ noted FUFA President.
FUFA President met the team in Njeru on Thursday together with the Leader Of Delegation Ronnie Kalema, Deputy CEO-Football Decolas Kiiza, FUFA Football Development Director Ali Mwebe and National Teams Manager Patrick Ntege.
The Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Mozambique from 21 to 30 October 2022. The two finalists in the competition will qualify for the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Russia.