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How Sand Eagles lost 6-1 to Senegal in Beach Soccer AFCON final



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Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles lost 6-1 to their Senegalese counterparts in the final of the 2018 Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The defeat is a second consecutive one in the final of the tournament, as Senegal sealed the victory in Egypt to defend the title they won in Lagos in last edition in 2016.

At the CAF Beach Soccer AFCON in Lagos, Senegal won 8-4, and on Friday they made it yet another victory over Nigeria.

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Abu Azeez shot the Super Sand Eagles into an early lead in the third minute but a brace from Lansana Diassy and Amadou Ba coupled with strikes from Mbaye Diagne and Babacar Fall secured a second title for Senegal.

Both teams have already qualified for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2019 in Paraguay having made it to the final in Egypt.

Meanwhile, in the playoff, hosts Egypt beat Morocco 3-2. Hosts Egypt finished third while Morocco finished 4th.

Elsewhere on the sixth day of action in Sharm El Sheikh, Madagascar and Tanzania won in the play-offs to secure fifth and seventh place.


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