Beach AFCON 2022: Nigeria play Libya in qualifiers
by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja
Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles have been scheduled to play Libya in two-legged qualifying fixtures to join host Mozambique in the finals of the 2022 Beach Sand African Cup of Nation (AFCON).
The draws held in Maputo, Mozambique, and released on Friday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), saw fourteen African countries fixed to battle for 7 spaces in the Beach football continental tourney.
Following the draws to complete the eight-team AFCON event alongside Mozambique, Sand Eagles will travel to North Africa to confront Libya in the first leg of the qualifiers while Cote d’Ivoire host Morocco with defending champions Senegal locking horns with Cameroon.
CAF noted that the first match will take place next month from July 22 to 24 with Ghana and Seychelles hosting Egypt and Madagascar respectively.
According to the continental football governing body, ‘Nigeria will be eager to make their comeback to the fantastic tournament’ having missed the last edition.
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The 2022 Beach Soccer AFCON has been slated for Mozambique from 21 to 30 October.
Meanwhile, the last time the two-time AFCON champions clashed with the Libyans in 2018, they plummeted the North African country 6-3 with Abu Azeez and Emeka Ogbonna, registering a brace while Emmanuel Ohwoferia and Suleiman Ogodo netting one each.
BEACH SOCCER AFCON QUALIFYING FIXTURES
Seychelles vs Madagascar
Comoros vs Uganda
Malawi vs Tanzania
Libya vs Nigeria
Côte d’Ivoire vs Morocco
Cameroon vs Senegal
Ghana vs Egypt