Sunday 18 December 2016

Sand Eagles Qualify For Beach Soccer World Cup After Defeating Morocco 6-1

The Super Sand Eagles overwhelmed Morocco 6-1 in the second semifinals of the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday. The win means the Sand Eagles have qualified as one of the two Africa's representatives along with Senegal at the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas.They will face Senegal in the final of the CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

The Moroccans had the early chances in the first period on three occasions, but were thwarted by good goalkeeping from Godwin Ayalogu. After surviving the early attacks from the Moroccans, Emmanuel Ohwoferia put the Sand Eagles in front in the ninth minute. Every efforts by the Moroccans to level up before the end of the first period proved futile as the Sand Eagles held on to their 1-0 lead.

In the second period Morocco got back into the game on four minutes through Anas El Hadaoui whose penalty went through the legs of Ayalogu. Two minutes later Azeez Abu made it 2-1 for the Sand Eagles and in the ninth minute, Suleiman Mohammed extended the Sand Eagles' lead to 3-1. The Sand Eagles went on rampage in the final period and added three more goals through Ogbonna Emeka, Ohwoferia and Abu to end the game 6-1.

The Sand Eagles have now qualified for their fifth final and also their fifth World Cup.

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