Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Nigeria to start beach soccer league



Nigeria are planning to kick-start a beach soccer league next year, supersport.com can report.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Director of Technical, Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme, revealed after the Supersand Eagles defeated their Portuguese counterparts 8-7 at the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer Worldwide to retain their title on Sunday.

He disclosed that the football federation is working to conclude the logistics to ensure that the beach soccer league finally starts in 2013.

Ikpeme, who expressed excitement with Supersand Eagles' win, added that the league will start "at the earliest in the second or third quarter of next year."

"I'm happy with the performance of the team. There are plans by the football federation to start a beach soccer league. It has been in the plan for sometime but the logistics are being tied up.

"But I cannot assure you that the league will start early next year, I mean in the first quarter of next year. However, the beach soccer league should commence at the earliest in the second or third quarter of next year," revealed Ikpeme.

All of Nigeria's beach soccer players, who have featured in Fifa, Caf and invitational tournaments, have been drawn from 11-a-side football in the absence of a beach soccer league.

Nigeria's Supersand Eagles have won the CAF Beach Soccer Championship twice in 2007 and 2009, and have reached the last eight of the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup twice in 2007 and 2011.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Fri, 18 Apr @ 05:00
Mon, 21 Apr @ 09:00
Mon, 21 Apr @ 14:30
Mon, 21 Apr @ 15:30

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Professional referees - is that the answer?
It seems this question has been around for a long time. In fact, I remember being asked it way back...

Iwedi Ojinmah
For Nigeria the noise will come
One just has to look at a map of Africa and South America to understand the special relationship...

Neil Tovey
Climbing the pyramid of success
The fact that an Al Ahly official said the club “have started negotiations with Oupa Manyisa”...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria to win the 2014 World Cup!
If you were a betting man, who would you put your money on to win the 2014 World Cup? Or better...

Carol Radull
Respect your coaches please
I’m a little sick in the pit of my stomach over how Kenyan Premier Clubs are treating their coaches.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Liverpool staying the course
In an incredible atmosphere at Anfield, Liverpool kept up their relentless pursuit of Liverpool’s...