The two finalists will represent Africa at the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia
CAF’s Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations will return on Sunday 23 May.
The 2021 edition is being held in Saly, Senegal and will run from Sunday 23 until Saturday 29 May, when the final will be played. The teams representing Africa at the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia will be decided on Friday 28 May when the semi-finals decide the two finalists.
The opening match will be between Egypt, hosts of the last edition in 2018, and Mozambique. After that Morocco will meet Seychelles, who will be in search of their first Beach Soccer AFCON points, and Day 1 will be rounded off by the hosts and current continental champions Senegal facing Uganda.
A draw organised the seven teams into two groups:
– Group A: Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda
– Group B: Egypt, Mozambique, Morocco and Seychelles
Hosts Senegal are joined in Group A by Tanzania, who will not be in action on the first day of the competition, and new-comers at the Beach Soccer AFCON, Uganda.
Egypt and Morocco, two of the most experienced sides on the continent, will vie in Group B against Seychelles, back in the competition after their debut in 2015, and Mozambique, who qualify for the final stage for the first time.
The top two sides from each group will progress to semi-finals, where the places at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021 will be at stake. The two finalists will secure a place at the World Championships, set to take place in August in Moscow.
Can anyone knock Senegal off their continental throne?
FIXTURES (Group Stage)
*All games times given in local time
Sunday 23 May
Egypt v Mozambique (15:00h)
Morocco v Seychelles (16:15h)
Uganda v Senegal (17:30h)
Monday 24 May
Tanzania v Uganda (16:15h)
Mozambique v Seychelles (17:30h)
Tuesday 25 May
Seychelles v Egypt (16:15h)
Mozambique v Morocco (17:30h)
Wednesday 26 May
Egypt v Morocco (16:15h)
Senegal v Tanzania (17:30h)
For more information, head to cafonline.com.