Beach Eagles coach, Adamu Audu Ejo has selected 10 players for the 2017 COPA Lagos Beach Soccer tournament.

The Nigerian team has been camping in Birnin Kebbi for the COPA Lagos that kicks off at the Eko Atlantic on Friday.

The players selected are Paul Danjuma (Kastina United), Arome Isah (Sambrin FC Kogi), Victor Tale (Captain) of Kogi United FC, Emmanuel Oweferia and Taiwo Adams both of Owibeseb FC Ojo.

Others are Ekujumi Eganosi and Emeka Ogbonna both are of Lead UTD FC in Ojo, Lagos, Abu Azeez of Rangers FC Enugu, Suleiman Muhammed of FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Bulangi Umar of Kebbi Beach Soccer.

The four new players included in the team are: Muhammed, Umar, Eganosi and Ogbonna.

“These selected players will represent us at the World Cup qualifiers in Egypt. I have so much hope in them and I’m confident that they will deliver.

“Our performance in COPA Lagos will further reveal to us where we need to work on and improve on,’’ Adamu said.

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was partnering with the tournament organizers as part of his commitment to making Lagos a centre of attraction.

“Tourism, arts and sports are sectors that our amiable governor understands to be the oil sector, we have seen Kinetic Sports manage COPA Lagos and the tournament has all these traits.

“We believe in the future of COPA Lagos and we are ready to continuously work harder to ensure that we tap into every area this tournament comprises of.

“Talking about sports, fashion, music, tourism, all these and more are embedded in COPA Lagos and will keep our youths engaged during the festive period,” he said.

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