Nigeria defeat Egypt to qualify for Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations final, World Cup in Paraguay

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles have qualified for the final of the ongoing Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

A 7-6 victory over the host nation sealed a spot for the Nigerian team at the 2019 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Nigeria’s beach soccer poster boy, Abu Azeez, scored his 100th international goal in the game on Wednesday.

Azeez celebrates his 100th international goal

The first period saw Egypt trail by a goal as it ended 2-1 in favour of Nigeria.

At the end of the second period, the Eagles were leading by four goals to three.

The keenly-contested game saw Nigeria pip Egypt 7-6 at the end of the third period.

The Super Sand Eagles will take on the winner of the second semi-final match between Senegal and Morocco during Friday’s final.

Nigeria came close to reaching the semi-final of the Beach Soccer World Cup seven years ago. The 2019 edition will take place in Paraguay.

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