Supersand Eagles beat Libya 8-4

The Nigerian side currently top Group B.

Nigeria’s Supersand Eagles lived up to their pre-match billing by trouncing the Beach Soccer team of Libya, 8-4, in their opening match of Group B of the African Beach Soccer Championship in El Jadida, Morocco on Wednesday.

Emeka Ogbonna was the star performer with a hat-trick, while veteran Isiaka Olawale and Abu Azeez weighed in with a brace each.

New-boy, Emmanuel Ewhoferhia, scored one goal.

Ranked number six in the world, the Nigerians began with a flourish, sweeping to a 4-0 lead in the first quarter. The second quarter ended 6-2, before both teams scored two goals each in the last quarter.

In the other match of the group, Cote d’Ivoire mauled Egypt 4-1 to join Nigeria at the top of the table.

In Group A, defending champions Senegal strolled past Madagascar 7-3.

The Supersand Eagles will confront Egypt on Thursday before clashing with the Ivorians on Friday.

The top two teams at the end of the tournament will qualify to represent Africa at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup taking place in Tahiti in September.

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