By Augustine Akhilomen
Nigeria’s Beach Sand Eagles coach, Audu Adamu has reiterated that the team will qualify from their group at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in April.
The Sand Eagles has been pitted in grouped B alongside Mexico,Italy and Bahamas, who are the champions from the Asian Football Confederation in Nassau. The Official Draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017, which will be played in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, between 27 April and 7 May 2017, took place on Tuesday at the Hotel Atlantis in Nassau.
Adamu told thenff.com that the crop of players in his squad are experience enough to overcome any challenges in the group.
“We have defeated Mexico in the past, we know they have a strong team, we will use the experience we have gathered to face them. Even Italy, we understand how they play. I must say we will be ready to confront all the teams when the tournament kicks off.” Adamu stated.
The draw ceremony was held in the special presence of the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Assisting in the draw ceremony were FIFA Legend Emerson, former midfielder for Brazil’s national football team and the Miss Bahamas Universe 2016 Cherell Williamson.
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017 Draw
AFC’s three representatives at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 will be determined at the regional qualifiers taking place between 4 and 11 March.