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8 teams line up for 2013 CBN Beach Soccer Challenge Cup

18 September 2013, 21:40

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Wednesday in Abuja said eight teams were being expected at the 2013 CBN Beach Soccer Challenge Cup which begins on Friday, Sept. 20.

A statement by NFA’s Media Officer, Ademola Olajire, listed the teams to include Fidelity Bank Strikers, Team Kaduna and Kogi Confluence Beach Boys.

"The others are Aso Savings and Loans FC, Sterling Bank FC, Nasarawa Beach Soccer FC, Team FCT and Anambra Beach Soccer FC," it said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all the matches in the three-day competition will hold at the Beach Soccer Pitch at Accra Street, Zone 5 in Abuja.

The statement quoted Taye Olajide of Sports Solutions, who are the competition’s organisers, as saying a number of matches had been scheduled for the competition’s opening day.

"The Fidelity team will clash with Team Kaduna while Aso Savings will lock horns with Kogi Confluence.

"Team FCT will also tackle Anambra FC, while Sterling Bank to clash with the Nasarawa team, with all matches starting at 2pm," it said.

The classification and semi-final matches will hold on Saturday, with the classification finals and the tournament final holding on Sunday.

The statement said NFA was hoping to use the competition as a preparatory process for the launching of the National Beach Soccer League very soon.



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