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By Rotimi Akindele

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles will leave the shores of the country today as they look set to partake in the 9th edition of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas starting next week. The Sand Eagles have been missing in action at the world stage since 2011 in Ravenna, Italy.

Eight players out the final 12 will be leaving alongside the technical crew on Thursday while the remaining four will depart for the Bahamas next Tuesday.

The team is expected to arrive in Nassau, Bahamas tomorrow and get acclimatised before their opening Group B game against Italy next Thursday. Also in their group is CONCACAF runners up, Mexico and Asian champions, Iran.

Nigeria’s quest to surpass their 2011 exploit when they got to the quarterfinal and the entire team is optimistic of having a good outing at this year’s tourney.

FINAL SQUAD: 1. Godwin Ayalogu(GK), 2. Emmanuel Ohwoferia, 3. Ogbonnaya Okemmiri, 4. Adams Taiwo, 5. Godspower Igudia, 6. Victor Tale, 7. Isiaka Olawale, 8. Azeez Abu, 9.Emeka Ogbonna, 10. Bartholomew Ibenegbu, 11. Suleiman Mohammed 12. Danjuma Paul (GK).

Coach: Adamu Audu.

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