Moment Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi Fell to the Ground While Trying to Kick Off Football Tournament

Moment Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi Fell to the Ground While Trying to Kick Off Football Tournament

Ibitoye Shittu
October 24, 2022 at 7:04 PM
  • President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique kicked off the opening match of the 2022 Beach Soccer Africa
  • The 63-year-old big politician was in good mood on the pitch, but he fell down after kicking the ball
  • Mozambique who are the host nation of the 2022 Beach Soccer Africa, beat Malawi 4-2 in opening game

A video has emerged on social media where President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique was spotted falling on the ground after kicking the ball during the opening match of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations.

The 2022 edition of Beach Soccer Africa started on Friday, 21 October, at Vilankulo Arena, with hosts Mozambique recording a 4-2 victory over Malawi in the group A opener.

Interestingly, Mozambique also made their debut in the 2022 Beach Soccer competition.

Filipe Nyusi, Mozambique, Beach Soccer 2022, kickoff, Senegal
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi delivering his remarks at a forum. Photo by Horacio Villalobos
Source: Getty Images

Senegal are the defending champions of Africa in beach soccer and they will want to triumph again in this championship.

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According to a video spotted on Twitter, President Nyusi was invited to kick start this year's edition of the beach soccer, which he agreed to do.

After kicking the ball on the sand, the 63-year-old fell down before his aides rushed to pull him up from the ground.

See the video below

When did Nyusi became President?

Nyusi is a Mozambican politician serving as the fourth President of Mozambique since 2015.

He is the current leader of FRELIMO, the party that has governed Mozambique since its independence from Portugal in 1975.

Onuachu nets brace for Genk

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Paul Onuachu continued with his impressive performance this season, scoring a brace for Genk in their 3-1 win over Royal Antwerp on Sunday, October 23.

The Super Eagles strongman is now the leading scorer in the Belgian league with 8 goals, and will now be targeting ending the season with the golden boot award.

Playing in front of their fans, Antwerp players started the encounter aggressively, but they were only impressive for five minutes before their opponents took control.

Bryan Heynen scored the first goal for Genk in the 13th minute, connecting perfectly with Onuachu to give the visitors the lead.

The Nigerian star netted Genk's second goal in the 33rd minute.

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