Power Horse Beach Soccer African Trophy Durban 2015
27 Feb 2015
Durban Stadium takes shape
One-week countdown for the Power Horse Beach Soccer African Trophy Durban 2015 begins
The National teams of South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, and Seychelles are counting down the days to the Power Horse Beach Soccer African Trophy Durban 2015 and now the facilities are getting ready for the three-day party from the 6th-8th of March. The work to build the 2000 seats state-of-the-art stadium at Durban’s South Beach have already begun, and this inaugural event is already shaping up to be one of the jewels of African beach soccer. The South African resort is an ideal setting for this and any other kind of tournament and the hard work being put forth by the locals is beginning to pay dividends. With the stadium built, fans growing, and teams eager to go, this is a must-see event to circle on any sports-lover calendar.
The eight participating teams come from all over the continent and are very respected across the globe. The event brings a wonderful opportunity to South Africa, who have been building a high caliber team wanting to qualify for the World Cup again, just as they did for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Rio de Janeiro 2005. The hosts will be taking on some of the fiercest contenders in the continent, and this means the Bafana Bafana will really be put to the test on home soil.
The Ivory Coast has been riding high lately, as they recently won the BSWW Tour Copa Lagos 2014 event, and they are still confident coming into this tournament. Ghana is fairly new to the sport but they have already garnered respect with their skills and hard work, specifically after their showing at the Copa Lagos 2014. In turn, The Moroccans had a great 2014, hosting and competing in the BSWW Tour El-Jadida 2014, and they will look to build on that in 2015.
Being one of the kings of Africa, Nigeria is internationally considered one of the best teams in the sport and are always a constant threat to take home the title of any event they participate in, including the numerous World Cup appearances they have been accruing. Similarly, Senegal is a big and hungry team which has become a mainstay at the World Cup, and would want nothing more than to take home this coveted title. Conversely, Mozambique and Seychelles, who will be competing at their first ever top-flight international competition, will be happy to be considered the underdogs, but the truth is that, naturally gifted for beach soccer as they are, they can cause more than one upset.
A beach soccer boom has already started and Durban will help sustain the momentum in this spectacular event, which will put together the best of the continental beach soccer it has to offer and a lively atmosphere, including concerts, parties and many other surprises. The importance of this Trophy is even more noticeable considering that these same teams will be battling in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Portugal 2015 – CAF Qualifier Seychelles in two short months. All of Africa will have their eyes on South Africa from the 6th-8th of March and you will not want to miss a minute.