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Arsenal Beach Soccer Team Lands In Lagos Today

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The Arsenal Beach Soccer Team are expected to land in Nigeria today for the annual beach soccer tournament organized by Kinetic Sports. The tournament holds from  8th to the 10th of December, 2017 at the  Eko Atlantic City, Lagos Nigeria.

This is the first time the Arsenal Beach Soccer team will be coming to Africa and indeed Nigeria.

According to the Managing Director of Kinetics Sports, Samson Adamu , he noted that the locally raised team, the  Gidi Sharks were looking forward to playing with the world champions while also saying that, ‘One of the players in Gidi Sharks  told me that it was a dream come true to play with his favorite club. So as you can see dreams are being achieved through COPA Lagos.”

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government are excited about the prospects the tournament is bringing to the aquatic city. Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde believes that COPA Lagos will certainly put Lagos on the   global tourism map while also  promoting a beach culture and lifestyle in Lagos and Nigeria.

Eight teams,  will be taking part in this seventh edition. They include Nigeria, Morocco, Lebanon, Spain.  Others are Arsenal, Gidi Sharks and the Kebbi team.

In the same vein, the Special Adviser on Sports to the Governor, Deji Tinubu  confirmed that Governor Akinwunmi  Ambode will grace the tourney. Tinubu also added that  provisions   have been made for who ever  decides to come for the tournament.

Tinubu said, “Various activities which ranges from soccer, music and  entertainment have been lined up by the organizers.”

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