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Gutsy Super Sand Eagles! Fights Back into Reckoning



Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles early Sunday morning fought back into reckoning from 3-1 down to beat Mexico 5-4 in their second match of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas.

The match which kicked off 11:30 Saturday night Nigerian time stretched into early Sunday morning.

But since the victory came after extra time, by regulations, Nigeria can only get two points and therefore trails Iran which obtained three points following a regulation time 3-2 defeat of Mexico on match day one.

Iran lost the second match, 5-4 to group leaders, Italy. Nigeria will have to beat Iran on Monday night in the last group match to qualify behind group leaders, Italy, for the next round.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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