By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
The Super Sand Eagles of Nigeria will not be taking part in the next beach soccer world cup and other international tournaments until further notice.
This was contained in a communique released by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following deliberations made at the NFF executive meeting on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation met at the Edo Heritage Hotel & Suites, Benin City, Edo State to deliberate on important issues in Nigerian Football.
Following the abysmal and shambolic performance of the Super Sand Eagles at 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay, where Nigeria crashed out in the group stage with cataclysmic results, the NFF executive committee has resolved that Nigeria’s participation in international beach soccer tournaments will be put on hold until certain things are put in place, most importantly the creation and sustenance of a beach soccer league in the country.
The executive committee also appointed a five-man organizing committee consisting of Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi, Mallam Shehu Dikko, Alh. Ahmed Yusuf ‘Fresh’, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu and Dr Mohammed Sanusi to determine the modalities and guidelines, and to encourage States wishing to launch full-steam beach soccer leagues and compete among themselves or internationally. The committee will be chaired by the NFF first Vice President, Barr Seyi Akinwunmi.
Super Sand Eagles lost their three (3) Group D matches at 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay. The team lost their first match 10-1 to Portugal before losing 6-5, 2-12 to Oman and Brazil respectively.
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