President Motsepe lauds the success of beach soccer Afcon


CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe has hailed the successful organization of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations recently held in Senegal.

Hosts Senegal successfully defended their title after defeating Mozambique 4-1 in Saly to win their third successive title in the Beach Soccer AFCON after 2016 and 2018.

Motsepe paid tribute to the work done by Augustin Senghor, President of the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF) and CAF 1st Vice-President.

“I would like to express my immense gratitude to my brother and friend Augustin Senghor, President of the Senegalese Football Federation, who is also my 1st Vice President. I think Senegal should be satisfied and happy to have produced the CAF first Vice-President,” said Motsepe.

The FIFA vice-president also met with the President of the Senegalese Republic, H.E. Mr. Macky Sall.

“It is true that today is about football and Beach Soccer, but I have to say that President Macky Sall and I have known each other for many years. We have worked together in the creation of partnerships in the private sector in order to attract the maximum investment in Africa and in Senegal.

“He represents this generation of African leaders who are proud of his position on the global issue. That’s why it’s important for our work together to be continued,” he said.

The situation of infrastructures in Africa, the reflections on the periodicity of the FIFA World Cup and the pan-African CAF/FIFA inter-schools’ championship were also on the agenda during Motsepe’s visit to Senegal.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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