Beach Soccer World Wide (BSWW), the governing body of World Beach Soccer has invited Copa Lagos officials to attend the Samsung Intercontinental Beach Soccer Tournament in Dubai.
The tournament will commence on the 30th of October. Nigeria will be participating in the tournament in a difficult group featuring Brazil, Japan and Switzerland.
The success of the 1st edition of Copa Lagos, which was sponsored partly by FCMB, is thought to have been key in the invitation to Dubai.
Reflecting on the achievements of last year, Juan Cusco, Vice President of Beach Soccer Worldwide, enthused that Copa Lagos has shown the true potential of the game in Nigeria.
-The rapid rise of Copa Lagos shows the true potential of Beach Soccer in Nigeria.
-Copa Lagos 2011 is one of the best Beach Soccer competitions in the world.
Growth of the game
Beach Soccer World Wide officials intend to use the trip to encourage the growth of Beach Soccer in Nigeria and to discuss the development of Copa Lagos. Copa Lagos delegates will use the trip to boost their preparations ahead of the eagerly anticipated 2nd edition of Copa Lagos.
The trip will allow them to cast their eyes over the progress of the Sand Eagles who will be competing in Dubai.
The Sand Eagles are in the stand out group of the tournament and will be reunited with Beach Soccer rivals Brazil. The pair clashed in a memorable encounter on the final day of Copa Lagos, Nigeria emerged 9-4 victors and claimed the Copa Lagos crown.
The Brazilian camp are determined to make amends in Dubai, the Sand Eagles will want to confirm to the World that they are a force to be reckoned with.