Lagos - Two –time African champions Nigeria will confront
familiar foes Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana in the group phase of the second
edition of CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations that Nigeria will host 13th – 18th
At the Draw Ceremony held at the CAF headquarters in Egypt
on Saturday, champions Madagascar were drawn with Morocco, Libya and last
year’s losing finalists Senegal in Group B.
NFF 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi is at the
head of the main organizing committee set up by Nigeria for the event, which
holds at the Eko Atlantic Beach.
News24 reported that Nigeria will host the 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations
The Supersand Eagles have beaten the Ivorians a number of
times while losing to them a few times, but have never lost to Ghana and Egypt.
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Nigeria beat Egypt 4-1 at the 2015 finals in Seychelles last
year, to add to earlier triumphs over the North Africans in 2007, 2008 and
2009. Last year in Seychelles, the Supersand Eagles edged the Ivorians 7-6
(overtime) in the final group phase match, before trouncing them 9-1 in the
third place match. However, the Ivorians came to Lagos to defeat the Nigerians
at the COPA Lagos Invitational Tournament.
Nigeria defeated Ghana 7-4 at the African Championship in
Morocco in 2013 and then lashed the West African brothers 5-2 at the Power
Horse Invitational Tournament in South Africa last year.For
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