Beach soccer: Supersand Eagles to face hosts, Ivorians, Egypt at African championship

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ABUJA – Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles will face hosts Seychelles, Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire in Group A 2015 African Beach Soccer Championship from April 14 to April 19.

At the Draw Ceremony inside the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt Sunday, , Morocco, Senegal and Madagascar will play in Group B.

It means that Nigeria will play the host nation in the opening match of the tournament.

The team will be facing Cote d’Ivoire who have improved tremendously over the years, and Egypt who qualified after a 16-6 aggregate hammering of in the only qualifying round.

The Ivorians had on their part turned back Mauritius 18-6 on aggregate.

Supersand Eagles finished third at the recent Power Horse Invitational Tournament in Durban last month, beating Ghana and South Africa but losing to Senegal.

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They then reached the African championship finals after Libya withdrew from the race.

Ghana reached the finals with a 22-8 aggregate trouncing of Uganda, while Morocco beat Djibouti 16-1 in an only leg played in Casablanca.

Madagascar steam-rolled South Africa 9-3 in matches in Durban, and Senegal sailed into the finals after Mali withdrew.

The is presently at a camp in Badagry and will depart for Seychelles on Friday.(NAN)
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