Nigeria’s Sand Eagles will make their fifth appearance at the Beach Soccer World Cup later this month when they open their account on 27 August against Italy in their first group game.
Nigeria ended a six-year absence from the World Cup after they booked a ticket reaching the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations final, which served as the qualifying event.
A stand out player for the Audu “Ejo” Adamu-tutored side was Emeka Ogbonna, who also finish as Most Valuable Player and was undoubtedly the most influential figure behind his side’s successful showing at the tournament.
He popped up with no fewer than six goals and tipping the balance in the Super Sand Eagles’ favour at crunch moments.
Honourable mentions also go to forward Isiaka Olawale and defender Victor Tale, who made key contributions.
Despite the long absence, the Nigerian team has, however, had a less than desirable preparation for the World Cup and Bahamas is expected to be a suicide mission.
Coach Adamu will expect his selected 12 give 110 percent out on the sands at the Nassau Stadium; take every game or go down fighting.
Super Sand Eagles World Cup squad:
Dami Paul GK
Godwin Anyalogu GK
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