Nigeria’s beach soccer team, Super Sand Eagles defeated Lebanon 7-4 in their final game of the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer tournament but their effort could only see them finish in second place behind fierce rivals, Cote d’Ivoire who finished tops- winning all their games.
The Nigeria team handled by Coach Audu Adamu Ejor who have themselves to blame as their bad start meant they had earlier surrendered the title to their West African foes who defeated England 6-4 to lift the trophy for the second consecutive year.
Last year’s MVP, Abu Azeez who netted inside the opening minute to set the ball rolling for the Nigerian side exclusively told 366football.com he and his teammates had prepared so hard to reclaim the title from the Ivoirians but they fell short again.
“We tried our best but it was just not good enough, it is a pity we started poorly and that is what cost us even though we went on to win our other games”
Aside the goals from Azeez, Ahmed Grada , Super Sand Captain Victor Tale and Ifeanyi Onuigbo, all scored to be the Lebanese 7-4 over the weekend.
The Copa Lagos tournament featured the national beach soccer teams of Nigeria, England, Cote D’ivoire and Lebanon. The Beach soccer teams of Barcelona Football Club of Spain, Kano Pillars, Shooting Stars Sports Club and Pepsi Academy; all of Nigeria, also participated in the highly colourful and entertaining 3-day soccer fiesta.