Kogi, 7 Others Battle for CBN Beach Soccer Challenge Cup

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The second edition of the CBN Beach Soccer Challenge Cup will hold between 6th – 8th September, 2013 at a purpose-built Beach Soccer Pitch in Zone 5, Abuja.

Eight beach soccer clubs, including teams from Kogi and Anambra States, will take part, while the Beach Soccer National Team, Supersand Eagles, will make a star appearance.

It can be recalled that the inaugural edition of the CBN Beach Soccer Challenge Cup took place last year with only four clubs.

The very first edition that was held last year witnessed the emergence of the ‘Fidelity Sand Strikers’ clinching the trophy.

The CBN Challenge Cup is one of the promotional and developmental events lined up ahead of the eventual kick-off of the Nigeria Beach Soccer League in 2014.

Nigeria has shown immense potential in the game of beach soccer, with the Supersand Eagles having played in several African Championships and FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals since 2006.

The Supersand Eagles have won the African Beach Soccer Championship on two occasions and in 2011, reached the quarter finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Ravenna, Italy.

The team also won the inaugural edition of COPA Lagos Invitational Tournament in December 2011, eclipsing major power Brazil as well as South Africa and England, and retained the trophy last year with triumph over Portugal, Argentina and Lebanon.