Alex Emmanuel Wasswa netted a hatrick in the sand cranes’ 6-5 win over Malawi on boxing day as Uganda settled for the second place finnish at the 2019 Copa-Dar es salaam tournament.
Rwoch Somoka, Godfrey Lwesibawa and Douglas Muganga also registered their names on the score sheet each with a goal.
Malawi’s goals came from Sandam Saidi, James Chikoka, Vanacio Malunga and a brace from Isaac Kajamu.
Meddie Kibirige the skipper for Uganda was recognized as the Best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Tanzania emerged overall winner for the third consecutive time after toping the table in a round robin format and walked away with gold medals.
Uganda’s second place finish handed them silver medals for the second time consecutively while Burundi were honored with bronze medals.
Our main objective was to win this year’s championship though it slid off our hands and we finished runners up’
Said Sand Cranes coach, Jamal Salim Muwonge.
I am very delighted by the Federation especially the FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo for registering and funding our team to take part in this competition. This year’s championship is vital in our preparation for the upcoming AFCON Beach Soccer 2020’ he added
Copa-Dar es salaam Awards
MVP – Jaruph Juma (Tanzania)
Best goalkeeper – Meddie Kibirige (Uganda)
Fair Play Award – Seychelles
Top Scorer – Sandam Ussi (9 goals)
Best Coach – Jean Karumba (Burundi)
Seychelles 5-4 Burundi
Tanzania 3(0)-3(2) Uganda
Malawi 5-7 Burundi
Seychelles 2-4 Tanzania
Malawi 8-9 Seychelles
Uganda 4-5 Burundi
Uganda 2-0 Seychelles
Tanzania 5-3 Malawi
Uganda 6-5 Malawi
Tanzania 6-3 Burundi
All games were played at the Coco Beach, Dar es salaam Tanzania