Senegal defeat Egypt to reach semi-finals

The Beach Soccer AFCON names its first semi-finalists as Morocco and Uganda take first wins

Defending champions Senegal are the first team at the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations to reach the final four after beating Egypt on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Uganda recovered from their defeat to Senegal to beat Madagascar and Morocco kicked off their campaign with a tight victory over the hosts Mozambique.

Senegal reached the final four for a fourth connective Beach Soccer AFCON, but the Lions of Teranga initially struggled against the Pharaohs, and were held at 4-4 until the final period, when Mamour Digne and Seydina Sene found the winning goals to snatch all three points.

This victory keeps Senegal’s place at the top of Group B, and a spot in the knockout stage.

Angelo Schirinzi’s Uganda recovered from their heavy defeat to the African champions Senegal to down the 2015 winners of the continental crown, Madagascar. The island nation built a 3-1 lead, but out of nowhere, the Sand Cranes rose from the ashes to put five past their Group B rivals to win the match 6-3, keeping hopes of a place in the semi-finals alive.

Morocco’s first match in the 2022 edition of the Beach Soccer AFCON was against the hosts Mozambique. In a tight game, Ramossete Cumbe took the lead for the hosts and runners-up of the previous competition, but that is where the goal scoring would end for Mozambique.

The Atlas Lions turned the tie around to win the match 3-1 and go level with their hosts on points in Group A.

RESULTS (23/10)

Egypt 4-6 Senegal
Uganda 6-3 Madagascar
Morocco 3-1 Mozambique

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