Host country of the competition, Senegal won the 2021 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations. Lions of Teranga are crowned African sand kings for the third time in a row, the sixth in total.
In the final, the Senegalese beat Mozambique 4-1, who will console themselves with a ticket to accompany the African champion to the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia. Raoul Mendy scored two goals late in the match. match to ensure Senegalese success at home, under the eyes of CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe.
Despite the loss, the mere fact of reaching their first continental final in Beach Soccer is already a huge achievement for Mozambique. Coach Abineiro Ussaca’s players will win a silver medal in Russia, where they will play their first FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
Senegal has been a regular at the world event since its first participation in 2007. Since then, it has only missed the 2009 edition. When they debuted, the Senegalese reached the quarter-finals, their best result. to date, which they have equaled in 2011, 2017 and 2019. In the 2008, 2013 and 2015 editions, their journey ended in after the group stage ended.
Morocco complete the podium after beating Uganda 5-3 in the third-place game.
Senegalese goalkeeper and captain Al Seyni lifted the continental trophy, and also won the title of best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Mozambican Manuel was named best player of the tournament, and also won the title of top scorer, with 10 goals.