Barely one month to the commencement of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas, the Nigeria beach soccer team, the Super Sand Eagles, are expected to resume camping on Sunday.
The Beach Soccer World Cup tournament is billed for April 27 in Bahamas and the NFF has listed 20 players to resume a pre-tournament camping in Lagos.
Chief Coach of the Super Sand Eagles, Adamu Audu Ejor, told journalists yesterday in Abuja that every arrangement has been concluded for the camping.
The Coach added that the NFF has also approved the participation of the team in a proposed four-nation tournament that would be held in Senegal between April 14 and 17.
He further assured that having participated in four previous Beach Soccer World Cup events; the team would make serious impact in the tournament, adding that he would not however promise Nigerians anything.
It was gathered that among the invited players are regular faces like Isiaka Olawale, Bartholomew Ibenegbu and Ogbonnaya Okemiri.
"The 20 invited players will report to camp on Sunday in Lagos, which means that our camp officially opens on Sunday, barring any last minute change. As you know, only 12 out of the 20 invited will make the final list.
"Let me also inform you that according to our pre-tournament programme, we will be participating in a four-nation invitational tournament that will be involving Nigeria, Morocco, Cape Verde and host country, Senegal. Apart from the invitational tournament, we will also battle Paraguay in a friendly encounter in Bahamas before the kick-off of the tournament.
"My happiness is that the invitational tournament would help put my team in the right match mood. We are already at advantage with the league keeping the invited players busy. None of the players invited is match rusty.
"Also that I have up to five to six players that have been part of the team means the new ones will learn from them. The only source of worry is that we might have challenges with the willingness of the clubs to release the invited players, especially the new players. I don't have problem with the old players because they are always ready," he said. - The Authority