Uganda has been granted the hosting rights for AFCON 2020 Beach Soccer Championship, Confederation Of African football (Caf) reveled on Friday.
The decision was reached upon at the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana on Friday 30 November 2018 that was attended by FUFA Boss Moses Magogo.
Magogo is an Executive member and head of Futsal on the Caf Executive committee.
This virtually means Uganda National Beach soccer team, Sand Cranes will qualify automatically as hosts for the 2020 prestigious tournament.
FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha talked of the development as a sign of ” reaping fruits” by the custodians of local football.
“Our efforts in developing the game in Uganda are reaping fruits. It has been a great journey for beach soccer in this country. We have led on all fronts in the region in developing the game. We thank CAF for giving us this opportunity. We shall not disappoint,” said Mugisha Uganda Beach Soccer Association Chairman Deo Mutabazi was equally delighted for this milestone.
“It is a great opportunity for Uganda to be selected as the next hosts of the AFCON Beach Soccer Finals. We shall be looking forward to hosting a memorable tournament for all the teams that will come to our country,” Mutabazi assured.
It will be the 4 edition of the AFCON Beach Soccer finals with this year’s edition to be hosted by Egypt.
Uganda took part in the qualifiers but was narrowly ejected by Ivory Coast in a two-legged preliminary qualifier.