Nigeria Win Morocco to Qualify for 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup
Nigeria’s Super sand Eagles will represent Africa at the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas after a 6-1 rout of Morocco in the semis of the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos.
The Beach Eagles will be joined in the continental final, and at the world tournament in the Bahamas by powerhouse Senegal, who twice came from behind to beat Egypt 5-2 in the other semifinal.
A brace each from Abu Azeez and Emmanuel Owhoferia, plus strikes from Suleiman Ogodo and Emeka Ogbona were all the Super Sand Eagles needed to sink Mustapha El Hadaoui’s side who got a consolation goal through Sami Lazal.
Nigeria have participated in four Beach Soccer World Cups, with their best performance being quarter-final appearances in 2007 and 2011 editions.
Four-time champions Senegal now face Audu Adamu’s side in the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.
Both sides, Senegal and Nigeria, are Africa’s finest beach soccer nations having won a combined seven titles; Four for Senegal and three for Nigeria. A victory for Nigeria in the showpiece final will therefore see them equal their West African rivals on four titles.
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