Caf Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations |24 May 2021
Seychelles were to play Morocco in first match last night
Seychelles were to play Morocco in their first match of group B last night in the Confederation of African Football Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations which started yesterday in the city of Saly, Senegal.
The competition will end on May 23-29.
Coach Don Anacoura’s team warmed up for the competition with 0-8 and 0-10 defats at the hands of the Lions of the host country in two friendly matches.
Group B also consists of Egypt and Mozambique.
The Seychelles/Morocco match was the tournament’s second as Egypt and Mozambique were to meet in the championship’s opener.
The day’s other match was to pit hosts and current continental champions Senegal against Uganda in group A which is now being contested by three teams only after the Democratic Republic of Congo withdrew from the competition a few days to the event.
The top two teams will secure their spots in the semifinals, while the remaining four teams will battle in the fifth-eighth place play-offs.
Seychelles qualified for the final phase of the tournament after Madagascar withdrew their participation in the qualifiers last month.
The competition will act as the qualifier to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) Beach Soccer World Cup 2021, which will be played in Russia in August 2021. Africa will be represented by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations winners and runners-up.
The Pharaohs of Egypt qualified automatically for the ongoing Caf Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations as the highest-ranked entrant based on the results of the previous competition.
The tournament has been running since 2006 and Egypt has the most appearances at the tournament, with 10 appearances and finished third on four occasions. The Pharaohs have attended every cup since its inception, while Senegal lead in terms of victories with five and have qualified for the World Cup seven times. Nigeria have been to the World Cup six times. Morocco have eight appearances to their name and finished third once in 2013, while Mozambique will be making their fourth appearance.
The Seychelles delegation:
Goalkeepers: Davis Léon (Club Stormy Taka), Travis Cadeau (Sunrise), Dominic Bouchereau (Equator)
Outfield players: Terence Amade (Equator), Glenny Gamatis, Mike Balette (Club Stormy Taka), Robinson Cadeau (Sunrise), Randolph Jolicoeur, Ronny Bamboche, Lorrdy Sinon, Michael Cadeau (Real Maldives), Herrode Prosper (One Stone), Stephen Lajoie (Beach Boys) and Hansel Coeur de Lion (MLUH).
Coaching staff: Don Anacoura (head coach), Alpha Baldé and Allen Larue (assistant coaches)
Head of delegation: Clive Delorie
Medical: Dr Martin and physiotherapist Wilna Figaro
Manager: Dominic Savy
Group A: Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda
Group B: Egypt, Mozambique, Morocco and Seychelles
Fixtures of the group stage
Sunday May 23
Egypt v Mozambique (group B)
Morocco v Seychelles (group B)
Uganda v Senegal (group A)
Monday May 24
Tanzania v Uganda (group A)
Mozambique v Seychelles (group B)
Tuesday May 25
Seychelles v Egypt (group B)
Mozambique v Morocco (group B)
Wednesday May 26
Egypt v Morocco (group B)
Senegal v Tanzania (group A)