COPA Lagos: Beach Eagles Aim For Lebanon’s Jugular
Nigeria’s Beach Eagles will on Saturday take on Lebanon at the COPA Lagos Beach Soccer Tournament with the hope of securing a win.
In Friday’s opener to the tournament taking place at the Eko Atlantic Beach, Arsenal Beach Soccer Team beat their counterpart from Kebbi 11-9, while Giddy Sharks defeated Pepsi Academy 6-3.
Also on Friday, Nigeria edged Morocco 7-6 and Spain sent Lebanon packing 7-3.
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On Saturday, the Supersand Eagles, one of Africa’s two flag-bearers at this year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in The Bahamas, will take on Lebanon at 7.15pm, before tackling Spain at the same time on Sunday.
The Supersand Eagles won the first three editions of the COPA Lagos International Beach Soccer Tournament, but finished as runners-up to Cote d’Ivoire in 2015.
Last year, the COPA Lagos International Beach Soccer Tournament was not full–fledged, as it held under the banner of the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations at the same venue.
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