NFF Promises Support for African Beach Soccer Union

NFF Promises Support for African Beach Soccer Union


The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has promised to continue to give the necessary support to the African Beach Soccer Union- a body created to oversee the development of the game of beach soccer in the continent.

This pledge was made on Monday in Abuja by the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi when the newly-inaugurated executive team of the union paid him a courtesy visit in his office.


Before the promise from the NFF scribe, Mahmud Hadejia, president of the union who is also Chairman of the Kebbi State Beach Soccer Association, said the body is determined to ensure even more popularity for beach soccer in the African continent, through the pragmatic encouragement of Clubs and Leagues across the 54 countries.

He also promised that the union would rely extensively on the guidance and wisdom of the NFF in its operations while taking caution to avoid conflict situations with other established beach soccer groups and interests.

In his response, Dr. Sanusi noted that Nigeria has always been a powerhouse in the African continent in beach soccer, having won the Beach Soccer Cup of Nations twice and finished with silver and bronze medals on several occasions, while the Supersand Eagles have been to the FIFA World Cup on a number of occasions, the latest being last year's finals in Asuncion, Paraguay.

"I am happy that the African Beach Soccer Union is headed by a Nigerian; a hardworking, energetic and enthusiastic young man, with so many other Nigerians in the various committees. We will encourage and support you within our capacity, and I urge you to work diligently and make transparency, probity and accountability your watchwords."

Daily Trust