- Senegal win 2021 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations
- Tournament supplied two tickets for Beach Soccer World Cup
- Second berth went to debutants Mozambique
Hosts Senegal efficiently defended their continental title on the CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2021, within the course of qualifying for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021™ alongside runners-up Mozambique, who have been making their debut on the occasion.
The 4-1 ultimate victory secured the Beach Lions of Teranga a third consecutive African title after these gained in 2016 and 2018.
Numerous followers, in addition to CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe, have been in attendance to see the hosts triumph, thanks in no small half to 2-purpose hero Raoul Mendy.
Debutants Mozambique the shock finalists
Despite dropping the decider, Mozambique’s feat of reaching the AFCON ultimate on their debut was an enormous success. Abineiro Ussaca’s aspect returned residence with the silver medal and a assured spot at August’s Beach Soccer World Cup in Russia.
The ultimate place on the rostrum went to Morocco, who defeated Uganda 5-3 within the match for third place.
Senegal’s keeper and captain Al Seyni not solely acquired to carry the winner’s trophy, he additionally picked up the award for greatest goalkeeper.
Mozambique’s Nelson Manuel was named greatest participant on the match and likewise picked up the highest-scorer award for his 10 objectives.
Senegal, a mainstay of the Beach Soccer World Cup
Senegal made their Beach Soccer World Cup debut in 2007 and have solely missed the 2009 version since then. On their maiden look, the West Africans reached the quarter-finals and completed fifth general, their greatest consequence to this point. They additionally reached the final eight in 2011, 2017 and most lately at Paraguay 2019, whereas the 2008, 2013 and 2015 editions all ended for them on the group stage.