By John Egbokhan
Nigeria have been drawn in Group A to play Ghana, Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire in the 2016 CAF Beach Soccer Cup of Nations holding between December 13-18 at the Eko Atlantic City, Lagos State.
Disclosing this weekend, the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of the tournament, Seyi Akinwunmi assured that the competition will set a mark for other major beach soccer competitions glob-ally.
Akinwunmi, who is the 1st Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federa-tion (NFF) said the objective was to ensure that the Nigerian side emerge champions and qualify automatically for the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas.
According to the NFF top official, “we are committed to hosting the best –ever CAF Beach Soccer Championship. Our tenor is on putting up a world –class event, and we believe that with the support we have received and still receiving from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the NFF, the Lagos State Government, we will deliver.
“We are very grateful to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for his decision to support the event. Nigeria 2016 will be a show –stopper. The annual COPA Lagos Invitational Tournament, which has been on for the past five years, has shown us how interesting and how much fun beach soccer can be.”