Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has applauded the performance of the countryâ€™s beach soccer team, the Beach Eagles, after putting up a great job at the 2017 COPA Lagos Beach Soccer Tournament that ended yesterday.
The state governor also hailed the stateâ€™s team, Gidi Sharks, for putting up an impressive performance at the three-day competition.
Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the governor, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said Governor Ambode was happy with the performance of the two teams.
â€œIt was a good outing for the Eagles defeating Morocco and Lebanon in their first two matches,â€ he said.
â€œLooking at some of the countries that participated at the competition like Lebanon and Morocco, they both have beach soccer leagues and defeating them showed that we have potentials to be giant if we build on the success made so far in the game.
â€œI really want to appreciate the Eagles for their strong mentality because they have shown that with proper league, they can rule the world.
â€œI want to also give kudos to the Lagos State team, Gidi Sharks, for what they were able to achieve at the tournament.
â€œWe can see the input of the Coach Angelo Schirinzi, in the team and hopefully when the league starts, we will surely have a formidable team that can take on any other clubs or national team from around the world.â€
The Sand Eagles defeated Morocco 7-6 with Emeka Ogbonna scoring the winning goal, in their first match, while it was the turn of Suleiman Mohammad to score the winning goal in the 9-8 victory against Lebanon in their second match.
For Gidi Sharks, they started the competition with a 6-2 win against Pepsi Football Academy before losing the second game 9-4 to another Nigeria team, Kebbi Beach soccer team.