Seminar held in Kebbi ahead of Nigerian Beach Soccer League

Round 2 of the national league is set to begin on Thursday in Kebbi State

“Beach soccer has always been a part of us because we grew up playing football bare-footed on sand.” This was the statement of Mahmud Hadeijia, chairman of Africa Beach Soccer Union and Kebbi Beach Soccer Association, as he welcomed the participating teams to the second round of NBSL. 

The eight teams taking part are:

Group A: Kebbi BSC, Badagry United, Kwara BSC and Anambra BSC

Group B: Igbogbo BSC, Edo BSC, Kada BSC and Smart City

The event was kicked off with a seminar and press conference. Legendary Brazilian beach soccer coach Mr Marcelo Mendes gave a virtual presentation highlighting the huge untapped potential beach soccer talent in Africa.

FIFA Beach Soccer Referee Jelili Ogunmuyiwa also gave a virtual presentation, as Mr Deo Mutabazi, Vice President of the African Beach Soccer Union and Chairman Uganda Beach Soccer Association, also delivered the support of the African Beach Soccer stakeholders.

Mr Isa Abdul, an ex-Sand Eagles and current assistant national team coach, took charge of the technical presentations, with references to match clips and the laws of the game.

The second round of league games in Nigeria is set to begin in Kebbi on Thursday 13 May.

Read all about the first round here. 

The league will consist of four stages and locations across the nation, which already have existing beach soccer facilities: Lagos (April), Kebbi (May), Kwara (June) and Kaduna will host the Super finals in July.

 

NBSL FIXTURES (Round 2)

 

Day 1 – 13.05

Badagry Utd v Anambra BSC

Kebbi BSC v Kwart BSC

Smart City BSC v Edo HCF BSC

Igbogbo BSC v Kada BSC

 

Day 2 – 14.05

Kwara BSC v Badagry Utd

Anambra BSC v Kebbi BSC

Kada BSC v Edo HCF BSC

Smart City v Igbogbo BSC

 

Day 3 – 15.05

Anambra BSC v Kwara BSC

Kebbi BSC v Badagry Utd

Igbogbo BSC v Edo BSC

Smart City BSC v Kada BSC

 

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