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COPA Lagos: Sand Eagles overcome Lebanon to face Spain on final day



Super Sand Eagles, Beach Soccer, COPA Lagos, Arsenal, Morocco, Lebanon

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles recorded their second win at the 2017 COPA Lagos Beach Soccer tournament with a hard-fought 9-8 victory against Lebanon on Saturday night, to face Spain on Sunday.

The Eagles had begun their campaign with a 7-6 comeback victory against Morocco on matchday one on Friday night, and overcame Lebanon in the matchday two at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos.

Lebanon were as tough as the home team as the game went back and forth with no clear favourite as both teams were evenly matched.

A thrilling first period ended on 3-3 before the Eagles edged their opponents 6-5 in the second period. The final period was even more thrilling as Nigeria eventually found the resolve to score the winning goal to claim victory.

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The game came after Pepsi Football Academy stunned Arsenal beach soccer team 3-2 to record their first win of the tournament.

Earlier in the day, Kebbi Beach Soccer team had trounced Gidi Shark 9-4 before Spain made it back-to-back wins as they defeated Morocco 8-5 in a nervy win.

The Super Sand Eagles and Spain have thus set up a winner-takes-all clash.

The tournament ends on Sunday with the Eagles taking on Spain, Morocco facing Lebanon, Gidi Sharks battling Arsenal and Kebbi taking on Pepsi Football Academy.

Sunday 10.12.17

15:00 – Pepsi Football Academy v Kebbi BSC

16:15 – Lebanon v Morocco

18:00 – Gidi Sharks v Arsenal BSC

19:15 – Nigeria v Spain


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