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Supersand Eagles off to Paraguay on Friday for 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Players and officials of the Supersand Eagles, will jet out of the country on Friday to Paraguay for the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals. The two –time African champions picked a ticket for the 10th edition of the global finals after finishing second behind Senegal at the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt in December, and [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles lose final of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Super Sand Eagles lose final of Beach Soccer AFCON to Senegal

Nigeria's Supersand Eagles have been defeated by Senegal in the final of the Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Senegalese side won the game 6-1, following a more clinical performance than their first meeting with Nigeria at the start of the tournament. Despite the second period ending at a respectable 2-1, they went all fangs out in the third and final [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles defeat Egypt to qualify for Beach Soccer World Cup

Super Sand Eagles defeat Egypt to qualify for Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria's Super Sand Eagles have sealed a spot at the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Courtesy of the 7-6 victory over Egypt, the Nigerian team also qualified for the final of the ongoing Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Nigeria's beach soccer poster boy, Abu Azeez, scored his 100th international goal in the game on Wednesday. The first period saw Egypt [...]

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    AFCON: Super Sand Eagles one win away from World Cup spot

AFCON: Super Sand Eagles one win away from World Cup spot

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles are on the verge of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup after a 4-2 defeat of Tanzania on Monday. Abu Azeez scored one of Nigeria’s four goals to take his African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tally to three – same as Emeka Ogbonna. Similarly, Taiwo Adams, who netted twice against Senegal on the opening day, has three goals [...]

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    Abu Azeez, Femi Thomas, Godwin Zaki… Rangers unveil 17 new players

Abu Azeez, Femi Thomas, Godwin Zaki… Rangers unveil 17 new players

Enugu Rangers FC have unveiled 17 new players for the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. According to NAN, the players were unveiled at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu on Thursday. They include Abu Azeez, beach soccer poster boy, former Rivers United goalkeeper Femi Thomas and Godwin Zaki. Davidson Owumi, general manager of Rangers FC, said "it is now a new philosophy [...]

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    Gombe United striker Abbani wins VAT wonder goal award

Gombe United striker Abbani wins VAT wonder goal award

Gombe United forward, Sani Abbani, has emerged winner of the ninth edition of the VAT wonder goal award. This week, it was a close race as Abbani narrowly edged Sunshine Stars' Joseph Abiodun while Abu Azeez of Shooting Stars came third. Interestingly, Sand Eagles star, Azeez, took a chunk of the votes cast on Twitter, gathering 53 percent of the total 305 [...]

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    One week preparation not enough to win World Cup, says Sand Eagles captain

One week preparation not enough to win World Cup, says Sand Eagles captain

Sand Eagles captain Olawale Isiaka has attributed the team's early exit from the Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas to shoddy preparations. Isiaka, who said he had taken the team's ouster in "good faith", noted that the team was not properly motivated. "What do you expect from Badagry to the Bahamas after a week preparation? To win the World Cup?" Isiaka asked. "We can [...]

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    Nigeria knocked out of Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria knocked out of Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria's Sand Eagles have been knocked out of the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas. The Sand Eagles lost to Iran on penalties after extra time. Iran drew first blood through Mohammed Ahmadzadeh in the 8th minute of the first period. The period ended 1-0 but Victor Tale equalised for Nigeria three minutes into the second period. Mohammed Mokhtari shot Iran ahead two [...]

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    Beach Soccer World Cup: Sand Eagles battle hard to defeat Mexico

Beach Soccer World Cup: Sand Eagles battle hard to defeat Mexico

Abu Azeez scored a brace to earn Nigeria the maximum points in the second group B game of the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup. Still smarting from the 12-6 loss to Italy in the opening game, the Nigerian side fought hard on Sunday morning to defeat Mexico 5-4 at the National Beach Soccer Arena, Nassau, the Bahamas. Godspower Igudia, Victor Tale, and Emeka [...]

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    Sand Eagles blame fatigue, fitness for heavy defeat to Italy

Sand Eagles blame fatigue, fitness for heavy defeat to Italy

Super Sand Eagles captain Olawale Isiaka has blamed fatigue and poor preparation for his team's thumping by Italy in the ongoing Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas. The Nigerian team was trounced 12-6 by Italy early hours of Friday morning. Shortly after the game, Olawale told TheCable that "lack of preparation caused us the game against Italy today". "Four of our players joined [...]

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    Beach Soccer World Cup: Nigeria’s Sand Eagles spanked by Italy

Beach Soccer World Cup: Nigeria’s Sand Eagles spanked by Italy

The Super Sand Eagles were heavily thrashed by Italy in their first group game of the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup game in Bahamas. The Italian side defeated Nigeria 12-6 at the National Beach Soccer Arena in Nassau. Abu Azeez scored a hat trick while Victor Tale, Godspower Igudia and Emeka Ogbonnaya were the other scorers for Nigeria. Italian talisman, Gabrielle Gori, scored [...]

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    Sand Eagles head to Bahamas for Beach Soccer World Cup

Sand Eagles head to Bahamas for Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles on Thursday night departed country to participate in the 9th FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup taking place in Nassau, capital of The Bahamas. Eight of the players that made the final cut of 12 travelled on Thursday night along with the coaches and backroom staff, while the remaining four (who only got their transit entry visas into the [...]

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    Bahamas 2017: Four Sand Eagles players granted US visas, three denied

Bahamas 2017: Four Sand Eagles players granted US visas, three denied

The American Embassy has approved the visa applications of four Sand Eagles players who will represent Nigeria at the World Beach Soccer Championship in the Bahamas. The US embassy had last week approved the visa applications of five players while denying the rest of the team. However, four of the players denied have now been granted visas. They include Abu Azeez, Godwin Tale, Emmanuel [...]

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    Nigerian beach soccer players denied US visas

Nigerian beach soccer players denied US visas

The United States embassy has denied the visa applications of seven players of the national beach soccer team. The players require transit visa to attend the Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas. The US embassy issued visas to five of the twelve Sand Eagles players and four officials. The five players who were given the transit visa include the captain, Olawale Isiaka, Ibenegbu Ikechukwu, [...]

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    Fire brigade approach will mar Sand Eagles’ World Cup performance, says coach

Fire brigade approach will mar Sand Eagles’ World Cup performance, says coach

Super Sand Eagles coach Audu Adamu says Nigeria's "fire brigade" approach to preparing for international tournaments will make it difficult for his team to perform well at the World Cup. Adamu said that the Beach Soccer Eagles, billed to participate at the World Cup in Bahamas, will be at the US embassy on Wednesday for their visas. "Arrangement has been concluded by the [...]

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    Sand Eagles can beat Mexico, Italy and any other team, says Azeez

Sand Eagles can beat Mexico, Italy and any other team, says Azeez

Abu Azeez, a key part of the Nigerian Beach Soccer team, is confident that the Super Sand Eagles can make it past the quarterfinals of the Beach Soccer World Cup. Azeez stated that Mexico will definitely not be a threat to Nigeria but accepted that the experienced Italian team is the clear favourite in the group. "I know that the draw is [...]

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