By James Agberebi:
Coach of Nigeria Sand Eagles, Adamu Ejoor, says his team will approach their Saturday's semi-final game against Morocco at the ongoing 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations like a final, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
After observing a day off at the Beach Soccer AFCON on Friday, the semi-finals will take the centre stage on Saturday.
The Sand Eagles will take on Group B runners-up, Morocc,o while Group A winners, but Senegal will square up against Group B runners-up Egypt.
Two semi-final winners automatically qualify for next the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas.
And looking forward to Saturday's clash against Morocco, Ejoor promises that the team will do everything possible to pick one of the tickets to the World Cup.
"The game against Morocco is like a final to us because any team facing Nigeria always give their all.
"So we are going to give it our all. But we also need mother luck. We have a good team, but we still need that luck and by God's grace, we will not disappoint," Ejoor told Completesportsnigeria.com.
Ejoor also plays down talks of pressure being on his team.
"We are not under any form of pressure. We are the host team, but that has not put us under any form of pressure.
"All we want to do is go in there and win. Yes, we have not been to the last two World Cups, but we are not allowing that to distract us."