Copa Lagos: Sand Eagles suffer first defeat

Posted on Dec 26 2014 - 3:25am by admin

Nigeria’s super Sand Eagles were overwhelmed for the first time on the Copa Lagos seaside Soccer when they lost four-5 to Ivory Coast on Saturday.

The super Sand Eagles who’ve won the three previous variations of the Copa Lagos trailed the Ivorians at the end of the primary duration via two targets.

Isiaka Olawale and Musa Najare failed to convert from free kicks ahead of Eric Bile Kablan put the Sand Elephants in the lead from a free kick.

And within a minute Kablan doubled the lead for the Ivorians with a left-footed end.

Victor tale had an opportunity to halve the lead of the Ivorians but blazed his free kick large.

The Sand Eagles won a penalty initially of the 2nd half and Warri Wolves striker, Abu Azeez, converted to make the ranking 2-1 as the Nigerian tried to fight again into the sport.

inside minutes, Kablan’s free kick struck the Nigeria submit, and Daniel curled in from shut range to present Ivory Coast a three-1 lead.

Babatunde Badmus and Najare obtained into scoring chances but didn’t make them count for Nigeria.
It used to be Daniel’s purpose that wrapped up the second period as Ivory Coast opened a 3-intention lead.
The 1/3 duration used to be stuffed with activities as Azeez headed Nigeria back into the competition to make the scoreline 2-4. however Daniel restored Ivory Coast’s three intention lead inside of a minute.

Two late goals from Olawale and Najare proved too little, too late as Ivory Coast held on for a 5-four win.

The tremendous Sand Eagles will face Senegal on Sunday whereas Senegal want to beat Ghana to turn into champions of the 2014 model of the Copa Lagos.

additionally on day two of the Copa Lagos, Senegal saw off Ghana 5-2 while in the club pleasant Barcelona defeated Stationery stores 6-four.

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