Nigeria’s representative in the Copa Lagos presently going on; the Supersand Eagles are sure on a jolly ride towards the lifting of the Copa title as pounced on Argentina slashing the South America country on sand 5-0 at the Copa Beach Soccer Worldwide at the Eko Atlantic Beach Soccer Stadium today.
Four seconds into the game, Victor Tale opened scoring for the Eagles thanks to a deflection and Nigeria was 1 ahead and it should not come as a surprise that Tale’s goal so far has been recorded as the fastest goal of the four-team tournament and he will be hoping no goal comes faster than his.
On the whole, the game between the Supersand eagles and Argentina was a one-way game Tale became a thorn in the flesh of Hector Petrasso’s team as they couldn’t keep the striker at bay.
Tale continued his damaging moves including an overhead kick from close range as he was just too much for the South American to hold down with several scoring occasions.
Kwara United new boy Abu Azeez braced to second tale’s effort to put Nigeria 2-0 with an astonishing side-foot past Argentina goalkeeper, Cesar Mendoza, thanks to a solo effort of space creation.
Nigeria proved stronger of the two teams in the second period in spite of Christian Cuevas’ spirited attempts to help the South Americans back in the game.
Supersand Eagles’ captain, Isiaka Olawale made it 3-0 for the Supersand Eagles after the combination of the Hilaire brothers, Santiago and Ezequiel failed to produce a goal at the other end seconds earlier.
To make 4-0 for the Supersand Eagles, a thumping free kick from Emmanuel Ewhoferia’s shot caught goalkeeper Mendoza napping.
And towards the end of the second half of the game, the combination of In the Mendoza and Ezequiel couldn’t stop the fifth goal as they attempted to stop Ikechukwu Ibenegbu’s effort, though Ogbonnaya Okemmiri’s screamer carried the day for the Supersand Eagles as the shot hugged the top corner of goalkeeper Mendoza’s goalpost as he watched the ball go in helplessly.
With this result, the Supersand Eagles are sure ahead of Lebanon and Portugal with three points, as they are on top of the Copa Lagos with six points.