After beating Mexico in 9-goal thriller
By Monica Iheakam
Super Sand Eagles have vowed to go through to the knock-out stages of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Bahamas 2017 after their triumph over Mexico.
The Sand Eagles Saturday night staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Mexico 5-4 in extra time of their Group B clash.
It was the Mexicans that initially took control of the contest after goals from Abdiel Villa, Angel Rodriguez and Ramon Maldonado.
However, the Audu Adamu led side responded with a pair of goals from Emeka Ogbonna and Azeez Abu before a late Victor Tale penalty resulted in the first regulation-time draw at Bahamas 2017.
Nigeria outlasted Mexico in the extra-time period, with Abu scoring the winner just seconds from the end to claim the two points on offer.
The Sand Eagles must win their final Group B game against Iran today to qualify for the knockout stage of the competition.
Coach Audu Adamu said yesterday that his boys are in high spirits ahead of the all-important final group game.