The beach soccer party started yesterday at the Luzhniki Olympic complex in Moscow. But Senegal, the defending African champion, enters the competition this Friday, August 20, against Uruguay, in Group D. The match is scheduled for 12 hours.
It will be for the training of Ngalla Sylla to succeed in his entry to better address the second day scheduled for next Sunday against Portugal, the defending world champion.
Meanwhile, the president of the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF), Me Augustin Senghor, left Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, after the draw for the composition of the groups of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021, to rally Moscow. He planned to attend the first two games of the Lions of beach soccer.
Oman completes the group of Senegal.
Mozambique, the African runner-up and second African representative at the games, lost, 4-8, to Spain in Group B, which is completed by Tahiti, two-time finalists in 2015 and 2017, and the United Arab Emirates, the tournament’s newcomers.
Six-time winners of the African Cup of the discipline, in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2021, the Lions aim to meet the global challenge.