Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has hailed the
Beach Eagles for successfully defending the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer Tournament
The Beach Eagles have won all three editions of the annual
competition since its inception in 2011.
In the 2013 edition, the high-flying Nigeria squad dismantled
African champions Senegal 4-2 in the final match played at the Eko Atlantic
City on Sunday, to win the trophy for keeps. And NFF president Aminu Maigari has
poured encomiums on the boys while receiving the trophy in his office on
“I truly and sincerely commend the Supersand Eagles for their
consistency in doing Nigeria proud. This is the third time they are winning the
trophy and this makes it the 10th trophy that the present NFF administration
has won for Nigeria.
“I congratulate the players and their officials and pledge
that the NFF will continue to support all our National Teams, including the Supersand
Eagles, to do Nigeria proud in international championships.”
Sunday’s triumph followed similar spectacular results in
previous years, which saw the Supersand Eagles decimate world power Brazil 9-4 to
clinch the inaugural edition in December 2011 and edge strong-as-bull Portugal
8-7 after a fascinating final on December 16, 2012.
In 2011, the Nigerian boys, quarter-finalists at the FIFA
Beach Soccer World Cup in Ravenna, Italy prevailed over South Africa and
England before overwhelming Brazil, and last year, were too strong for Lebanon and
Argentina before Portugal also chewed sand at the same venue.
This year, Coach Adamu Audu Ejo and his boys blew Germany
off the sands 7-1 before edging out Lebanon and prevailing over African champions