The Super Sand Eagles of Nigeria began their 2017 COPA Lagos campaign with a 7-6 comeback win against Morocco on matchday one on Friday night at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos.
After drawing 2-2 in the first period and trailing 4-5 to the Moroccans in the second period, the Eagles were able to fight back to level 6-6 towards the end of the third period.
And it was Emeka Ogbonna who scored a late goal to win the game for the Nigerians after finishing off a brilliant assist from Abu Azeez.
In the other games on Friday, Arsenal Beach Soccer team defeated Kebbi Beach Soccer Club 11-9, Gidi Sharks trounced Pepsi Football Academy 6-2 while Spain beat Lebanon 7-3.
The Sand Eagles will be back in action on Saturday when they will take on Lebanon, while Morocco will face Spain.
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