–Play South Africa In Classification Game On Sunday
Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles put up a spirited performance but lost 5-6 to Senegal in the first semi-final of the ongoing Power Horse Invitational Beach Soccer Tournament in Durban, South Africa on Saturday.
It was a keenly-contested affair as the Senegalese, who edged Mozambique 4-2 on Friday, challenged the Nigerians every inch of the beach, and the first third ended 1-1.
Victor Talle scored a brace for the Supersand Eagles but then, unfortunately, scored an own goal.
Warri Wolves’ ace Abu Azeez was also among the scorers for Nigeria, as bogey team Senegal ran away 6-5 winners, with a last minute winner.
Nigeria had spanked Ghana 5-2 on Friday and looked quite good for a place in the final.
Sunday’s final will now be between Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire, who mauled host nation South Africa 9-1 in the other semi final.
NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi praised the players for their doggedness, but said they should now imbibe a winning spirit. He charged them to go all out and claim something in Sunday’s classification match against South Africa.
In Saturday’s classification matches, Mozambique edged Ghana 2-1 while Morocco pounded Seychelles 6-0.