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Nigeria 2016: Madagascar completes field of participants

Reigning champions Madagascar have become the final team to qualify for the second edition of the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations that Nigeria will host from December 13-18, 2016.

Host Nigeria had earlier been joined by Egypt, Libya and Morocco who qualified following the withdrawal of Uganda, Liberia and Sudan respectively.

In qualifying matches for the championship, played over the weekend, last year’s losing finalists Senegal saw off Cape Verde in the second leg in Dakar, after hammering their hosts 7-2 away in Sal Island. Cote d’Ivoire, semi finalists at the 2015 finals in Seychelles, completed a double over Tanzania.

Ghana dismissed Kenya 7-1 in Accra, in addition to a 10-3 spanking handed to the Kenyans in the first leg in Mombasa.

Cup holders Madagascar got the better of Mozambique and will be hoping to re-enact the great form they showed in overcoming Senegal in the final in Seychelles last year.


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