Nigeria’s Beach Soccer team, the Supersand Eagles, will camp at the Aivoji Beach, Badagry outside Lagos ahead of next month’s Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations which will take place in Egypt.
Two-time African champions Nigeria will join Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania and hosts Egypt at the continental finals slated for 8th – 14th December in Cairo.
Head Coach of the Supersand Eagles, Audu Ejo Adamu told thenff.com on Wednesday that he has called to camp 20 players he believes will compete keenly to make the final list of 12 players that would do Nigeria proud at the championship.
Coach Adamu has called up usual suspects Paul Dami Danjuma (Katsina United), Emeka Ogbonna (Leeds United, Lagos), Abu Aziz (Rangers International), Suleiman Ogodo (Nasarawa United), Victor Tale (Kogi United) and Emmanuel Ohweferia (Owibeseb FC, Lagos).
He also called Joshua Enaholo (Abia Warriors FC), Arome Isah (Kogi Confluence), Clement Ogosi (Leeds United, Lagos), Michael Tyson (Iganmu FC, Lagos), Kabiru Balogun (Nasarawa United), Godwin Zaki (Rangers International), Eric Dufegha (Katsina United), Nwagua Nyima (Kano Pillars), Taiwo Adams (Owibeseb FC, Lagos), Hammed Kareem (Owibeseb FC, Lagos), Pascal Eze (Delta Force), Ayomide Iluyomade (Abia Comet), Haruna Sanusi (NYSC FC, Sokoto) and Femi Friday (SEC FC, Abuja).
The finals in Egypt will serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup scheduled for Paraguay. The Supersand Eagles came within a place in the semi-finals of the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Ravenna, Italy before losing in extra time to Brazil.