Monday 12 December 2016

Sand Eagles Suffer Heavy Defeat From Switzerland

Nigeria national beach soccer team, Super Sand Eagles took some tutorials in the beach game Sunday night when they were humbled 8-3 by their Switzerland counterparts in the one-day 2016 COPA Lagos tournament at Eko Atlantic Beach.

The Nigerians went into the game with high hopes, taking a deserved 2-0 first quarter lead. The Europeans returned in the second period and cancelled out the deficit and even took a commanding 5-3 lead going into the final quarter. It turned out a one-way traffic for the visitors as they dominated the last quarter, scoring three more goals to leave the final scores at 8-3.

For the Super Sand Eagles, it was a reality check as they get set for the CAF Beach Soccer Nations Cup qualifiers slated for the same venue on December 13. The December 13 CAF Beach Soccer Nations Cup qualifiers will also serve as avenue to select Africa's representatives in next year's FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

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