From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi
FIFA Instructor on Beach Soccer in Nigeria, Mr. Sunday Okayi revealed this in Birnin Kebbi while briefing newsmen.
He said : The female folks are right now not involved in the beach soccer in Africa because the male part are just taking off and gradually taking good shape. The problem with development with Africa has always been we catch up later with other continents. When other are ten years away, we are just catching up. Other continents have started ten years ago, we are just catching up.
Okayi explained further that beach soccer were playing in desert areas instead of riverines areas because the game required beach sand not necessarily must be beside the ocean.
“They don’t have a single river, what they have is man made lake and they are the power of beach soccer in the world”, he said.
He commended players of Beach soccer clubs in Nigeria for representing the Country very well across the world, stressed that, the future of the game in Nigeria is very brighter.
Okayi noted that in the past five years, Nigeria has produced five best players in Africa who are representing the nation very well at different clubs across the world.