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Beach Eagles name final squad for Copa Lagos

10 December 2014, 12:01Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Head coach of the Nigeria's beach soccer team Audu Adamu Ejor has announced his final squad of 10 players for the Copa Lagos 2014 beach soccer tournament.

Ejor picked seven familiar faces and three debutants for the 4th edition of the Beach soccer competition taking place from Friday December 12-14 at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Captain Olawale Isiaka of Dolphins topped the list of 10 that also featured record goals scorer Abu Azeez of Warri Wolves and Abia Warriors' Okemiri Ogbonnaya.

Others listed are goalkeeper Abdul Isah of Kaduna United, 2011 top scorer Victor Tale of Confluence Beach Soccer team, Babatunde Badmus, Emmanuel Ohweferia - both of Owibeseb FC of Lagos.

Also read: Beach Eagles aim to retain title

The new invitees who will seek their first ever international appearance for the Beach Eagles are Lobi Stars' Musa Najare, goalkeeper Isah Danladi of Sharks and Atiku Sulamon Dayo of Owibeseb FC of Lagos.

On his final squad, Ejor expressed satisfaction with the performance of the ten players selected in camp as he believe they are capable of doing the country proud at the entertaining competition.

The three-time title winning coach said his ambition to win the fourth consecutive berth is achievable as his side will delight to reward Nigerians with another Christmas gift.

"I'm satisfied with the ten players - they know themselves and have good understanding of each others. They are excellent players and proved themselves in training. I'm confident with them, we can win our fourth title," Ejor said.

"Our ambition is to win again as we normally do every year to give Nigerians another xmas gift," he said.

Nigeria will in their bid for a fourth straight berth face Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana in the three-day tournament.

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