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Bahamas 2017: Super Sand Eagles try Iran for size

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles on Monday, May 1, 2017 play their last group stage match against Iran in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at the National Beach Soccer Stadium in Bahamas.

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Azeez Abu scored the winner as Nigeria beat Mexico 5-4. Photo credit: Getty Images

The Nigerian Beach team came from behind to beat Mexico 5-4 in extra time in their second match in the competition, having lost 6-12 to Italy in their first game.

The other group game will see Italy battle it out with Mexico.

Meanwhile, Nasarawa United of Lafia moved up to the 19th position of the table of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), after edging Rivers United 1-0 at the Lafia Township Stadium on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

In the other rescheduled Week 14 game, Sunshine Stars of Akure beat Rangers International of Enugu 2-0 at the Akure Township Stadium.

The Akure Gunners are now 14th on the League chart with 24 points. Coach of Sunshine Stars, Augustin Equavoen, expressed happiness over the win, as his first match and victory with the team.

“The organisation of the team is very good. Rangers did not get a clear-cut chance at goal as my team possessed the ball all through,” he said.

Rangers’ midfielder, Ette Matthew, was not a happy man seeing his side slump in Akure. “It’s quite unfortunate that we lost, we did not play well,” he lamented

By Felix Simire

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