Sand Eagles Lose 2018 Beach Soccer AFCON final to Senegal

The Supersand Eagles of Nigeria have emerged as runner-up of the African continent, qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in the process, after their loss by old foes Senegal in the final of the CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Egypt on Friday. 

Nigeria opened their campaign in Group B of the continental finals in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on Sunday against Senegal. The West African sides were locked at 4-4 after regulation and extra time before Senegal won 2-0 on penalties.

On Friday, the Senegalese were more vicious and despite the second period ending at a respectable 2-1, they went all fangs out in the third and final period to win 6-1.

Abu Azeez, the worthy veteran who scored four in the 7-6 win over hosts Egypt in the first semi-final on Wednesday, took his Nigerian tally to 104 by hitting the Supersand Eagles’ only goal of the match. He also finished the tournament with eight goals.

Both Senegal and Nigeria will fly Africa’s flag at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup holding in Paraguay in November next year.