Beach Soccer AFCON: Supersand Eagles take on defending champions Senegal on Saturday

LAGOS, NIGERIA - DECEMBER 13: CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2016 at EKO Atlantic Beach on December 13, 2016 in Lagosi, Nigeria. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso)


Two–time African champions Nigeria began their campaign for honours at the 2018 Beach Soccer Cup of Nations when they file out against old foes Senegal in Sharm El Sheikh on Saturday morning.

The 2018 Beach Soccer Cup of Nations, which begins on Saturday and ends on Friday, 14th December, will serve as Africa’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup holding in Paraguay.

Contests between Nigeria and Senegal have always been fierce, and most of the time close calls. Both teams will also square up against Libya and Tanzania in Group B.

The Supersand Eagles will take to the field against the Senegalese at 12.30pm Egypt time on Saturday (11.30am in Nigeria), before clashing with Libya on Sunday and Tanzania on Monday.

Hosts Egypt head Group A that also has Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Morocco.

Coach Audu ‘Ejo’ Adamu has picked Dami Danjuma Paul, Isah Arome, Joshua Enaholo, Abu Azeez, Emeka Ogbonna, Suleiman Ogodo, Tyson Ojukwu, Emmanuel Ohwoferia, Fayowole Egan-Osi, Victor Tale, Taiwo Adams and Oladele Kareem to fly Nigeria’s flag at the championship.

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