Lagos – The Nigeria Football Federation is planning to
launch Beach Soccer and Futsal League in the country, in appreciation of the
efforts of the Supersand Eagles in major tournaments across the globe.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick, in appreciation of the Beach
Eagles for finishing second behind Ivory Coast in the concluded 2015 Copa
Lagos, says the team have shown great patriotic fervour and the typical
Nigerian spirit over the years, and brought honour to the country a number of
“The performances of the Supersand Eagles have not gone
unnoticed, as the NFF has commenced in earnest arrangements for the launching of
a vibrant Beach Soccer and Futsal League in the country.”
Also read: Cote d'Ivoire emerge Copa Lagos 2015 Beach Soccer Champions
The Supersand Eagles are on record to have won the first
three editions of the COPA Lagos Invitational Beach Soccer Tournament, before
finishing as runners-up to Cote d’Ivoire last year and this year.
Also, the team won the African Beach Soccer Championship in
2007 and 2009, and reached the quarter finals at the FIFA Beach Soccer World
Cup in Ravenna, Italy four years ago.
Pinnick added: “Our administration is seeking to develop
Nigeria football all round. Beach Soccer, and futsal, is an integral part of
the game and we have to pay quality attention to it as well.”
The Supersand Eagles lost 6-3 to Cote d’Ivoire on the opening
day, before defeating England 8-6 and Lebanon 7-4 in consecutive days.For
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