Mauritius on Thursday withdrew from the 2019 Futsal African Cup of Nations after playing a single match, 4-2 loss to Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday.
In a short statement, Caf announced the withdrawal and said that their pending matches have been cancelled and the Group A standings will be worked out afresh.
Meanwhile, Egypt on Friday sailed to the semi-finals with a sublime 3-0 win over Angola. A deflected shot from Mohamed Mohamed and Ahmed Mohamed’s strike gave the Egyptians a 2-0 half time lead before Abdelrahman Mohamed scored the third in the second half to break off a stubborn Angola side.
After two rounds of matches, the Egyptians are on six points, three ahead of second-placed Angola and will assure themselves of finishing top of the group with at least a point against Mozambique on Sunday.
Angola must win their final match against debutants Guinea on Sunday to have a chance of progressing to the semis as the second-placed team from the group.
Debutants Guinea applied the lessons learnt from their 9-0 spanking by record champions Egypt to stun 2016 bronze medallists Mozambique 7-3. The win revived the Guineans hopes of reaching their dream semi and remain on course to qualify for the World Cup.
In Pool A, Equatorial Guinea were dumped out of the tournament after they lost 2-1 to Libya. Adham Mustafa Altoumi scored the winner when Libya turned back possession almost immediately after Equatorial Guinea introduced their power player to pick three vital points and progress to the last four.