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).
The second leg will take place on Saturday, 21 February 2015 in Dar es Salaam.
Elsewhere in Grand Baie, Mauritius beat Mozambique 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.