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Abuja Beach Soccer Tourney Kickoff Today

The maiden edition of Abuja Beach soccer will kickoff today with four team vying for the title at the Jabi lake park in the nation’s capital.

The Coordinator of the 2020 Abuja Beach Soccer tournament Mr. Mahmud Hadejia revealed that more athletes will be discovered, nurtured to make the country proud in future competitions. 

He gave this revelation at  the press conference and seminar in Abuja to signal the beginning of the event, Coordinator of the event Hadejia said the essence of the event is solely to develop and nurture talent that will mount the podium for the country in the future.

A tournament that is slated for 14th to 16th of February will see four teams across the country fighting for supremacy when the tournament eventually commence.

According to him, we are ready to give FCT residents the best of Beach Soccer.

“This tournament has been the plan for a very long time and I can assure you that all logistic has been put in place, we have four teams which include, Kebbi Beach Soccer Club, Abuja Beach Soccer Club, Kwara Beach Soccer Club and Badagry United Beach Soccer Club many state shows interest but we decided to start with just four teams.

“We believe in a collective effort, we don’t toll the part of who believe they know it all, I want to call on everyone that this is a collective effort, we don’t have all the resources needed but we need to use it well for us to have the best outing

“So, far so good we are getting support from NFF, FCT FA, media we are really optimistic to have a very good event

He, however, thanked all the development partner for their support urging well-meaning Nigerians to support the game for the growth and development of the youth in the country.

In his address the NFF representative, Mr. Ayo Olu Ibidapo urged other states in the country to toll the part 2020 Abuja Beach Soccer to develop the game in the country adding that the game will contribute to the growth of the country.

He called on the player to use the tournament to announce themselves to the world: “This is your time, to be discovered as an athlete, be the focus and put your energy, don’t look at today, but we focus on the future, it’s going to be a fantastic tournament.

“I want to urge all stakeholders to support the game.”

Given explanation on the fixtures, Mr. Hadejia explained that the three day the power-packed event will be a round-robin format where each team will play three games and the one with the highest point will emerge the winner.

Full fixtures:

On Friday

Kwara Beach Soccer Club VS Kebbi Beach Soccer Club

Abuja Beach Soccer Club vs Badagry United Beach Soccer Club

On Saturday

Badagry United Beach Soccer Club VS Kwara Beach Soccer Club

Kebbi Beach Soccer Club VS Abuja Beach Soccer Club

On Sunday

Badagry United Beach Soccer Club VS Kwara Beach Soccer Club

Abuja Beach Soccer Club VS Kebbi Beach Soccer Club

 

 

 

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About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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