By James Agberebi at Eko Atlantic Beach:
Madagascar defeated Libya 9-5 in the opening game of the 2016 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday at the Eko Atlantic, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Group A match saw Madagascar overwhelm Libya in the first period 6-2.
In the second period, there was an improved performance from Libya who fought back to win it 6-5.
But in the third and final period, Madagascar put the game beyond the Libyans, scoring three more goals to end the game 9-5.
Madagascar will hope to secure their second win when they take on Senegal on Wednesday while Libya face Morocco on the same day.