Abuja - The Beach Elephant of Cote d'ivoire have raised to relinquish the
trophy they won in 2014 as they have emerged champions of Copa Lagos 2015
beach soccer tournament with a 6-4 win on the final day over England.
The win was the third in three chances for Ivory Coast and leaves
them as the only undefeated side in this years' event. England was unable
to get a win over the weekend but they impressed in their three games. England
finished fourth in the tournament and Cote d'Ivoire repeats as champion.
In the 12th minute the Sand Elephants reduced the deficit to one
goal and that ended up shifting all remaining momentum to the defending
champions of Copa Lagos.
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The Ivory Coast already had two wins in two matches and they
wanted to make sure they finish the Copa Lagos with the maximum possible nine
England was determined in each match and though they were not able
to capitalize on all their attempts, they were still a dangerous team.
Cote d'Ivoire started with the first goal, which could have been
predicted, but the English quickly responded on a direct kick to level the
score at 1-1 but in the end it was the West African nation, Cote
d'Ivoire that got the maximum point.
In other games played on the final day, Nigeria's Super Sand
Eagles defeated Lebanon 7-4 which was enough to earn them second place with 2
wins from three games while Kano Pillars lost 3-8 to 3SC and FC
Barcelona smashed Pespi Football Academy 9-2.