By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The Nigeria Beach Soccer League which according to the President of Africa Beach Soccer Union (ABSU), Mahmud Hadejia will serve as the conveyor belt for the country’s beach soccer national team (Super Sand Eagles) is set to kick off on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Lagos.
Beach Soccer Member Associations from Lagos, Kebbi, Kaduna, Kwara, Kogi, Edo, Plateau, FCT, Anambra, as well as other states are expected to participate.
The league will consist of four stages and locations across the nation, which already have existing beach soccer facilities: Lagos (April), Kebbi (May), Kwara (June), and Kaduna will host the Super finals in July.
The maiden edition of the league will feature eight teams. Kebbi, Kaduna, Kwara, Edo, Badagry, and Lagos Beach Soccer Clubs have confirmed their participation, and others from Kogi and Anambra State have also expressed their intentions to participate.
The league will kick off at Elegushi Beach on April 3 and ends at Landmark Beach on Monday, April 5, 2021.
The league is expected to serve as a breeding ground for the Super Sand Eagles after their dismal performance at the last FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
Nigeria has participated in eight editions of the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations and emerged as Champions in 2007 and 2009 (both in South Africa).
They also boast of five appearances at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with quarterfinal finishes in 2006 and 2011.
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