CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations hosts Nigeria and Senegal will contest this year’s final on Sunday after wining their respective semi-finals - booking their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup places in the process.
Senegal were the first to qualify for both the final and next year’s showpiece as they beat Egypt 5-2. Having battled back twice from a goal down, Senegal cut loose in the latter stages to earn the win and ensure themselves a place in the Bahamas next year.
Having seen Senegal progress to the final in the previous match, Nigeria then eased to a 6-1 win against Morocco.
The home side had Emmanuel’s opener cancelled out by Nassim before the first break but a brace from Abu, a further strike from Emmanuel and efforts from Emeka and Ogodo wrapped up a dominant victory in front of an exuberant Lagos crowd.
The first game of the day would decide which team would face Ivory Coast in the fifth-place play-off on Sunday and it was holders Madagascar who prevailed as they beat Ghana 8-4.
Defeats to Senegal and Morocco saw the defending champions surrender their crown as they finished third in Group B, but a hat-trick from Toky helped see off a gutsy fightback attempt from a Ghana side now resigned to seventh spot.
Madagascar 8-4 Ghana
Senegal 5-2 Egypt
Morocco 1-6 Nigeria
17.30: Madagascar v Ivory Coast (Fifth-place play-off)
18.45: Morocco v Egypt (Third-place play-off)
20.00: Nigeria v Senegal (Final)