Following Nigeria’s inability to win the Beach Soccer Championship, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has said that the football federation is planning to launch a robust beach soccer and Futsal league in the country.
This he said is in appreciation of the efforts of the Super Sand Eagles in major tournaments across the globe.
The statement posted on the NFF website, read: “The Supersand Eagles have shown great patriotic fervour and the typical Nigerian spirit over the years, and brought honour to this country a number of times; we appreciate their efforts.
“The performances of the Supersand Eagles have not gone unnoticed as the NFF has commenced in earnest, arrangements for the launching of a vibrant Beach Soccer and Futsal League in the country.
“Our administration is seeking to develop Nigeria football all round, as such, Beach soccer and futsal are an integral part of the game and we have to pay quality attention to it as well.’’
The Supersand Eagles won the first three editions of COPA Lagos Invitational Beach Soccer Tournament before finishing as runners-up to Cote d’Ivoire in 2014 and the just concluded 2015 edition.