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Senegal edge out Sand Eagles to clinch Nations cup trophy


The popular saying that Thunder does not strike twice at a place was proved wrong Friday in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt as Super Sand Eagles suffered a second defeat in the hands of their Senegalese counterparts to finish second at the Beach Africa Nations Cup.

The sand Eagles it will be recalled lost their opening match against Senegal 4-2 but gave a good account of themselves in subsequent matches to make it to the final picking the World cup ticket along the line.

Senegal sacked   Morocco in the semifinals to set up another rematch against Sand Eagles and again proved to be the masters of the game winning 6-1 on Friday to lift the trophy.

Many however say the Nigerians have deserve a huge pat on the back for putting up a good show considering their make-shift preparation

Friday’s final which attracted a lot of beach soccer lovers saw Taranga Lions taking the lead into the second period and holding tenaciously to the lead as Sand Eagles fought to the finish with intent to turn the table to no avails.

The Sand Eagles were particular busier than the bee in the third quarter but Taranga Lions refused to crumble soaking all the pressures and holding to the lead with every strength available.



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