Nigeria has been chosen by Confederation of African Football to host the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations.
The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed this on Tuesday evening in a letter addressed to president Amaju Pinnick from the Caf.
“Considering indeed that the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup might be held early 2017, and that Caf in odd years do organize three major events back to back, namely the Africa Cup of Nations followed by the U20 and U17 Cup of Nations from January to April 2017, the Caf Executive Committee decided to ease the overall calendar of events by organizing the Beach Soccer Cup of Nations every even years from now on,” the letter from Caf read.
“Hence, we look forward to a tremendous competition and to meet your team as soon as possible to start the preparations of the said competition.”
The competition billed to be hosted in Lagos in December will serve as the qualifying tournament for the 2017 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup to be staged in The Bahamas.