Supersand Eagles off to FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Posted On Sep 22 2020 by

first_imgRelatedPosts CAF Beach Soccer: Supersand Eagles bow to Senegal  Players and officials of the Beach Soccer National Team, Supersand Eagles, will jet out of the country on Friday to Paraguay for this year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals.The two-time African champions picked a ticket for the 10th edition of the global finals after finishing second behind Senegal at the Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations staged in Egypt in December last year.This year’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup will hold November 21 to December 1 in Asuncion, capital of Paraguay.Match venue is the Los Pynandi World Cup Stadium, named after the Paraguayan national beach soccer team and located at the headquarters of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee in Greater Asuncion.“We are travelling early to Asuncion in order to participate in an eight-nation pre-competition tournament that will take place in Asuncion, 12th – 16th November. After the tournament, the team will continue intensive training ahead of our first match against Portugal on 22nd November,” Team Administrator, Sunday Okayi, revealed.The pre-competition tournament will involve Oman, Tahiti, Paraguay, Nigeria, Belarus, United Arab Emirates, Senegal and one other team to be confirmed.Nigeria, winners of the African title in 2007 and 2009, and quarter-finalists at the World Cup in 2007 and 2011, have a mountain to surmount in Group B against Brazil (ranked world number one), Portugal (ranked world number two) and Oman (ranked number 14 in the world). Nigeria is ranked 21st in the world.Host nation Paraguay will tackle Japan in the tournament opening game on November 21.After their first game against Portugal on November 22, the Supersand Eagles take to the beach against Oman on November 24 and then against Brazil two days later.Head Coach Audu Adamu ‘Ejo’ has listed veterans Abu Azeez and Victor Tale in his final squad of 12, with Emmanuel Ohwoferia, Emeka Ogbonna, Godspower Igudia, Dami Paul and Taiwo Adams also in.Godwin Tale (Victor’s younger brother), Egan-Osi Ekujimi, Babatunde Badmus, Godwin Iorbee and Hameed Kareem are the other names on the list.2019 FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP GROUPSGroup A: Paraguay, Japan, Switzerland, USAGroup B: Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, TahitiGroup C: Belarus, United Arab Emirates, Senegal, RussiaGroup D: Brazil, Oman, Portugal, Nigeria. Tags: Supersand Ealgeslast_img read more


Syracuse-Colgate men’s basketball: Beat writers predict SU by varying margins

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm Syracuse kicks off its season on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome against Colgate. The Orange beat Colgate 78-51 last season. With a new cast of characters, SU is ranked No. 19 to start the season. For everything you need to know about Colgate, click here.Here’s how our beat writers forecast Syracuse’s season opener.Connor GrossmanOverbiteSyracuse 71, Colgate 62Despite losing its top three shooters from last year, the biggest question for Syracuse doesn’t involve offensive production. Rather, how quickly can the team’s new players learn the zone? Jim Boeheim tinkered around with pressing and man-to-man defense in two exhibition games, and the results were unspectacular. The Orange won’t struggle to score on Colgate, and is a near-lock to win. But just how close will Syracuse let the Raiders get to their lead?Matt SchneidmanSqueaky cleanSyracuse 78, Colgate 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe longest winning streak for one Division I team against another belongs to the Orange, against the Raiders. Syracuse gets to flash its new pieces for the first time in the regular season and it’s the fresh faces — Andrew White and Tyus Battle – who along with Tyler Lydon guide No. 19 SU to an easy win in game one.Paul SchwedelsonBrushing upSyracuse 76, Colgate 50Syracuse imposes its will from the start and cruises to victory. It’s still early November and the Orange still has a lot to work on but SU is ranked No. 19 to start the year for a reason. Jordan Swopshire (43.8 percent) and Sean O’Brien (42.6 percent) are sharp-shooters from the outside, but as long as Syracuse defends the 3, the Orange should have no problem capitalizing on its size advantage down low. Commentslast_img read more