By The Tide
Captain of Nigeria’s Beach Soccer national team, Abu Azeez, has called for proper structuring of the game in the country, in order to attract big brands.
Azeez is one of the pioneers of Nigeria beach soccer and he’s the first Nigerian to score 100 goals for the nation and has played in three FIFA Beach world cups for Nigeria.
Azeez, who is a Beach Soccer Worldwide Ambassador is passionate about developing the game for both men and women back home and has called on authorities to invest in the game in order to attract various brands.
“The beach soccer will be extremely marketable in Nigeria if it is structured well, so it’s about structuring and putting it where it is supposed to be,” he told Tidesports source.
“If the Beach soccer league is structured well, there are players who will be better than Abu Azeez,” he said.
Azeez also plays the regular soccer with the Nigerian professional football league side, Warri Wolves and has recorded 3 goals and 3 assists for the team in the current campaign.
The forward insisted that the Super sand Eagles can be as good as the Super Eagles if the NFF continues to structure the beach soccer league in the country.
“If we have a very good league, then the beach soccer team can also be at the Super Eagles level.”
“With a proper structure, I think brands will come and so key into it as well,” he concluded.