By Toby Prince
Nigeria became the first country to book their place at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Paraguay 2019 after beating Egypt 7-6 and qualifying for the final of the CAF Beach Soccer Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
It was a memorable day for Abu Azeez, not only because he scored four goals in the victory, but also because he scored his 100th goal for his country in the process.
This will be the Super Eagles’ sixth Beach Soccer World Cup participation.
In their previous appearance at Bahamas 2017, they failed to progress past the group stage.
The second and final qualification place for Africa will be decided on Thursday 13 December, when Senegal and Morocco contest the other semi-final.
The final of the region’s qualifying tournament will be played on Friday 14 December.