Mozambique, Tanzania triumph in historic Beach Soccer qualifiers

Mozambique, Tanzania triumph in historic Beach Soccer qualifiers
18 February 2015 02:17

Mozambique and Tanzania emerged victors in the first ever qualifiers for an African Beach Soccer Championship.

 

It is the first time a qualification phase is being held in the history of beach soccer in African football. The qualifiers are geared towards producing seven teams who will join hosts Seychelles for the 1st African Beach Soccer Championship scheduled for 14-19 April 2015.

 

The championship will be the first to be organized under the supervision of the continent’s soccer governing body, Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF).

 

Tanzania travelled north to neighbouring Kenya and returned with a 5-3 victory in Mombasa. Striker Ally Rabbi Abdallah scored four times whilst Hamad Mwalm put the icing on the cake for the Tanzanians whilst Kenya profited from an own goal by Rajad Kipango and other goals from Hessein Mohamed and Mohamed Said.

 

The second leg will take place on Saturday, 21 February 2015 in Dar es Salaam.

 

Elsewhere in Grand Baie, Mozambique beat Mauritius 4-2 to take a two-goal lead into the second leg, billed for Sunday, 22 February 2015 in Maputo.

 

Sudan and Djibouti will face-off in a one-off match in Cairo, Egypt at the weekend also for a place at the second round.

 

Meanwhile, Uganda and Mali are through to the second round following the withdrawal of Cameroon and Tunisia respectively from the first round.

 

The finalists at the 1st African Beach Soccer Championship will represent the continent at the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup from 9-19 July in Portugal.

 

Fixtures

21/02/2015    Tanzania vs. Kenya (5-3)

22/02/2015    Mozambique vs. Mauritius (4-2)

 

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