Nigeria’s Super sand Eagles captain, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has said the side performed creditably well at the just concluded 2015 Copa Lagos.
Eagles missed the services of its key experienced players like Ibenegbu, Isiaka Olawale, among others but still finished second behind winners, Ivory Coast.
Ibenegbu said coach Adamu Audu Ejo’s decision to include rookies in the squad paid off handsomely as they proved their qualities in the annual beach soccer showdown.
“I’m not disappointed at all with the Supersand Eagles’ performance at the just concluded 2015 Copa Lagos even though they finished second behind winners, Ivory Coast.
“The coach said right from start that he will use the 2015 Copa Lagos to test new players and I think it paid off quite well as the rookies proved themselves creditably.
“That decision was key to the exclusion of some notable experienced players from the championship.
“So there is no cause for alarm as Nigeria will very shortly reclaim their dominance in Africa.
“I’m sure some of us, the old and new ones will be available for the next edition’s qualifier which will speed up the process to reclaim the title,” said the Nigerian and Warri Wolves attacking midfielder to supersport.com.
Eagles won two matches against England and Lebanon but lost to the eventual winners, Ivory Coast.


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