Senegal and Uganda reach the semis

Mamadou Sylla of Senegal celebrates goal with teammates during the 2021 Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations game between Senegal and Tanzania in Thies, Saly in Senegal on 26 May 2021 © Alain SuffoBackpagePix (2)

Hosts Senegal reached the semifinals of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations, after beating Tanzania 3-1 on Wednesday in Saly. The result meant Senegal topped Group A, while Uganda finished second to secure the semifinals second ticket.

In a three-way group, Uganda waited for Wednesday result with 3 points in hand. Senegal’s win meant the title holders topped the group on six points, while Tanzania trailed pointless.

General View during the 2021 Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations game between Senegal and Tanzania in Thies, Saly in Senegal on 26 May 2021 © Alain SuffoBackpagePix (2)

A brace from Mamadou Sylla and a goal from Babacar Fall gave Senegal victory, despite falling to the opening goal from Tanzania’s Stephano Walles Mapunda.

Tanznia exited the group stage for the second consecutive time after having the same fate in Egypt 2018 edition.

General view Tanzania players during the 2021 Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations game between Senegal and Tanzania in Thies, Saly in Senegal on 26 May 2021 © Alain SuffoBackpagePix

Meanwhile, Uganda will face Mozambique in the semifinals in a “battle of debutants”, as both sides are having their maiden Beach Soccer AFCON appearance.

Hosts and defending champions Senegal will face Morocco hoping to reach their third consecutive final. Both games will take place on Friday 28 May.