Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles and Senegal on Saturday claimed Africa’s two tickets to next year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas. The Nigerian side recorded a comprehensive 6-1 victory over hapless Morocco in the semi-final of the 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos while Senegal defeated another North African team Egypt 5-2 to continue the West Africans’ dominance in the competition.
The event, which began on Tuesday, ends on Sunday (today) after several days of intensive, grueling and often times explosive games amongst eight of Africa’s best, who stormed the Eko Atlantic City jostling for the two African tickets to next year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas.
The Confederation of African Football awarded Nigeria the hosting rights of this year’s Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in February. Though several champions had emerged in the championship, the first edition of the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations was actually held in Seychelles last year, with Madagascar emerging champions.