End Of The Road For Salim Muwonge’s Reign At The Sand Cranes

Coach Salim Jamal Muwonge’s eight year spell in charge of the Sand Cranes has come to an end following a new development from the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

FUFA revealed on Thursday that all the coaching positions of its national teams, except for the Uganda Cranes, were vacant – meaning the Sand Cranes, who form part of FUFA’s ten national teams, is also without a coach.

Muwonge and his assistant Peter Sseguya will have to re-apply if they need their jobs back.

Sand Cranes pose for a photo moment during a practice match

During a press briefing held at FUFA complex, FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo called upon the suitable Ugandans to apply for the jobs when the process is opened up.

“Other than the senior national team – that is the Uganda Cranes and the U-23 category, the rest of the positions are declared vacant,” he said.

“Therefore, we call upon competent Ugandans and non-Ugandans to apply for those vacancies.”

Salim Muwonge’s tenure as the head coach of the national beach soccer team began in 2015, and he had recorded fifteen wins, two draws and sixteen losses since.

L-R: Team manager Tony Ssebagala, Muwonge and Peter Sseguya

His spell was also highlighted by the fourth and fifth place finish in the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations 2020 and 2022 respectively, although he had to work together with technical expert Angelo Schirinzi who was appointed on a short term basis to boost the technical area ahead of the 2022 championship in Mozambique.

Uganda is currently 30th in the world out of the 101 ranked beach soccer playing nations.


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