Nigeria’s Beach Soccer national team, Supersand Eagles, are runners-up to the African title as they lost the final match to perennial foes, Senegal on Friday in Egypt.
Nigeria and Senegal opened the in Group B of the continental finals in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on Sunday and deadlocked scores at 4-4 after regulation and extra time. But Senegal, four time champions and cup holders, 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 win6-1.
Abu Azeez, the worthy veteran who scored four in the 7-6 defeat of 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 towards the end of next year.