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Beach Soccer AFCON: Sand Eagles qualify for semi-final

Beach Soccer AFCON: Sand Eagles qualify for semi-final

- Nigeria defeat Ghana 4 - 3 to make Beach Soccer AFCON semi-finals

- Defending Champions Madagascar crashed out at the group stage

Nigeria's Super Sand Eagles have qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing Beach Soccer AFCON 2016 following a 4 - 3 win over Ghana.

Beach soccer AFCON: Sand Eagles qualify for semi-final

Super Sand Eagles line up before a match

The game which is being played at the Eko Atlantic City saw first period ended in a stalemate as both teams failed to score despite some wonderful chances.

The second period ended like the first; in a stalemate but the match came alive in the third period as four goals were scored in three minutes to make it 2 - 2.

In extra time, both teams scored again to make it 3 - 3 but Victor Tale broke the Black Stars heart as he scored with one minute 45 seconds left on the clock.

Nigeria are into the semi-final alongside fellow Group A team Egypt who ddefeated Ivory Coast 4 - 2 on Thursday.

The Eagles won their first group game clash against Egypt 3 - 2 but suffered a penalty shootout defeat to Ivory Coast which cost them a place at the top of Group A.

In other matches, Morocco sent defending champions Madagascar out of the competition after a 2 - 1 win.

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