Nigeria’s Beach Soccer team, the Super Sand Eagles on Sunday claimed silver at the just concluded 2017 Copa Lagos after losing 5-6 to Spain in the final group game played at the Eko Atlantic City in LagosIt is Spain’s first ever COPA Lagos title as they subjected the Sand Eagles to another final defeat following the Nigerians’ loss to Switzerland in last year’s final.
Both Spain and the Sand Eagles went into the game undefeated after winning their previous two games in this year’s tournament.In the first period Spain went in front twice with goals from Llorenc and Eduard Molina but Emeka Ogbonna and Ekutimi Eganosi brought the Sand Eagles back on two occasions to end the first period 2-2.
The second period saw the Sand Eagles go 3-2 up but Molina equalised to bring Spain back in the game to 3-3.
Molina once again got on the score sheet to put Spain 4-3 up but Abu Azeez drew the Sand Eagles back level.
Once again the Spaniards went in front again, this time through their goalkeeper Francisco Lopez who gave them a 5-4 lead close to the end of the second period.
The Spaniards extended their lead to 6-4 thanks to Adrian Garcia in the third period.
With time running out, Azeez pulled a goal back for Nigeria which was only a consolation goal as Spain held on to claim their first ever COPA Lagos title.