Audu Ejo has confirmed the readiness of the Super Sand Eagles for the 2019 FIFA Beach World Cup after the team defeated Brazil 7-5 in their last game, making them the second-best team in the 2019 Copa Lagos Beach Championship.
Ejo said that playing against strong teams like Brazil, Senegal and England at the concluded Copa Lagos and emerging second shows that the team are in the right frame of mind to play against nations at the world championship.
“Nigeria has the players that can outshine any team at the World Cup. Senegal has been able to excel in various beach soccer championships because they have a Beach Soccer League.
“Sometimes, it is not easy to get my players to train because some of them play for regular football clubs. But I thank God that the Copa Lagos Championship has given the team a platform to prepare for the World Cup.
“The team will keep working hard to be in top form before departing Nigeria for the world championship,” he said.
The FIFA Beach World Cup will hold in Paraguay from November 21 to December 1.
According to the latest Beach Soccer world ranking released by Beach Soccer Worldwide today, the victory of the Super Sand Eagles at the concluded Copa Lagos ranks the team as the 21st in the world and 4th in Africa.