Fans savouring the matches of the 2016 Copa Lagos Beach Soccer tournament at the Eko Atlantic.
Copa Lagos, the annual beach soccer tournament organized by Kinetic Sports has announced the participation of the Spanish Beach Soccer team at this year’s tournament scheduled to hold from December 8 to the 10 at Eko Atlantic City. This is the first time the Spanish side will be coming to Africa for any competition.
Coach Joaquín Alonso and his team will grace COPA Lagos 2017 alongside other international teams that will be unveiled by the organisers later.The Spanish National Beach Soccer side comes with no small pedigree; they have made 14 Beach Soccer World Cup appearances, where they were runners up in 2003, 2004 and 2013.
They are known by different monikers such as La Furia Roja (The Red Fury), Los Hispanos (The Hispanos), and La Roja (The Red [One].According to the organisers, every edition of COPA Lagos brings a unique offering. Asides the regular feature of sport, music, dance, fashion, fans’ zone and celebrity entertainment, this year will have the first-ever Female Celebrity Match.
Reiterating its commitment to deliver excellence at this year’s event, Samson Adamu, Managing Director of Kinetic Sports said: “This year’s edition of COPA Lagos is bringing three exciting days of soccer, fashion, music, business, and networking opportunities.
“With the support of our sponsors, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), PEPSI and HERO Lager, who have made it also possible to scout and train indigenous talents, our long medium term plan is to make Copa Lagos more than just a beach soccer event but to become a major tournament that will put Nigeria on the global tourism space, promote a beach culture and lifestyle from Lagos to other parts of Nigeria.”
He disclosed that the Spanish side is the second international team to be unveiled following Arsenal BSC’s reveal last week, adding that Kinetic Sport will announce more exciting line-up of activities in days and weeks to come.
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