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Supersand Eagles to play Cote d’Ivoire for Semis ticket

Posted: Apr 16, 2015 at 4:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

After brushing aside Sychelles 10-1 and Egypt 4-1 in its opening two matches at the on-going Beach Soccer Championship, Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles will play Cote d’Ivoire in the final group match as the team targets a semi final ticket.

Supersand Eagles

Supersand Eagles

With the team topping group A with six points, a defeat or draw will have no direct effect on its qualification for the next round.

Nigeria went 1-0 up in the second period and then ran riot in the third period, shooting three quick goals past the Egyptians. Egypt could only pull one back as the Supersand Eagles coasted to a 4-1 win and look to Thursday’s big match against Cote d’Ivoire with much confidence.

Emeka Ogbonna, who hit a brace in the whitewashing of Seychelles on Tuesday, secured another brace, with Captain Isiaka Olawale and Abu Azeez, who also got a brace against the host nation, weighing in with one goal each.

Today’s session with Cote d’Ivoire is expected to be tougher as the West African rivals possess a number of quality players just like the Nigerians. However, Nigeria boasts of a greater pedigree in the game, with plenty of FIFA World Cup experience.