The Super Sand Eagles humiliate Senegal in the decider to clinch their trophy for the third consecutive time.
The Super Sand Eagles did it again! Nigeria reedited the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer once more, after bending Senegal in the last game of the competition, thus rounding some terrific records with three victories in three games.
A packed stadium and a terribly noisy atmosphere set up the background for another unforgettable afternoon for the Super Sand Eagles. Only the win would give Adamu's side a win, though, and playing against the kings of Africa, Senegal, this is something you need to fight really hard for. The game was played in a winner-takes-it-all fashion, as a win by Senegal would have given the gold to Diop's side.
As expected, that made for a terribly contested battle, only decided in the last stages of the game. Nigeria hit first, thanks to Badmus, but the Lions of Teranga found the way to the hosts' back of the net and leveled things back midway second period.
Last stage was set to be an fierce fight between two powerful contenders with one clear objective. Nigeria managed to impose their law in their homeland, though, and three hits in just three minutes finished the game. The tournament's MVP, Abu, unbalanced the score, just seconds before Tale and Emeka settled the 4-1. Senegal tried to react, but they could only beat the Nigerian resistance in one single occasion, thanks to fall.
The three minutes remaining were not enough for the African Qualifier defending champions, and the final whistled meant the third Copa Lagos in a row for Nigeria, something that sets something very clear: Adamu's lads know very well how to defend their territory...
Goals: 1-0: Badmus, min. 5 (1); 1-1: Koukpaki, min. 3 (2); 2-1: Abu, min. 10 (3); 3-1: Tale, min. 8 (3); 4-1: Emeka, min. 7 (3); 4-2: Fall, min. 3 (3)
15:00 - Senegal 4-5 Lebanon
16:15 - Germany 1-7 Nigeria
15:00 - Senegal 6-2 Germany
16:15 - Nigeria 6(4)-6(3) Lebanon
14:00 - Germany 6-5 Lebanon
16:30 - Nigeria 4-2 Senegal
3rd place: Lebanon
4th place: Germany