Coach of the Super Sand Eagles, Audu Adamu says his team will be ready when they take on other group opponents at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in April.
The Sand Eagles have been grouped in Group B to face Mexico,Italy and champions from the Asian Football Confederation in Nassau, Bahamas.
Speaking to thenff.com, Audu believes his team have enough experience.
” We have defeated Mexico in the past, we know they have a strong team, we will use the experience we have gathered to face them. Even Italy, we understand how they play. I must say we will be ready to confront all the teams when the tournament kicks off.” Adamu stated.
The Official Draw for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017, which will be played in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, between 27 April and 7 May 2017, took place on Tuesday at the Hotel Atlantis in Nassau.
The draw revealed that hosts Bahamas will play Switzerland in their opening match of the competition on 27 April. Group A also includes Ecuador and Senegal.
LAGOS, NIGERIA – DECEMBER 15: CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2016 at EKO Atlantic Beach on December 15, 2016 in Lagosi, Nigeria. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso)
Perhaps the most intriguing quartet of teams can be found in Group D, where four-time champions Brazil were drawn alongside 2015 runners-up Tahiti, European champions Poland and a yet-to-be-determined AFC opponent.
The draw ceremony was held in the special presence of the Rt. Hon. Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Assisting in the draw ceremony were FIFA Legend Emerson, former midfielder for Brazil’s national football team and the Miss Bahamas Universe 2016 Cherell Williamson.
FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017 Draw
AFC’s three representatives at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017 will be determined at the regional qualifiers taking place between 4 and 11 March.