As part of effort to ensure convenience for participants in the 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the tournament is constructing a 3,000 capacity seating Arena.The Beach Soccer Nations Cup, a championship of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), will hold in Lagos at the Eko Atlantic City from 13-18 December.Chairman, Sub Committee on Facilities for the competition, Mr Bolaji Yusuf said the organizers identified the Eko Atlantic City, which is closed to the Palace of Oniru on Victoria Island, as a situable site for the event, adding that for the convenience of players, officials and fans, a 3,000 seating Arena comprises 120 VVIP seats, 500 VIP seats and 1,400 regular seats with rooms for referee’s lounge, players, dressing room, medical points, doping control centre, CAF/LOC centre, media centre, training pitch and fans zone for entertainment will be constructed before the kickoff date of the championship. Yusuf, who is the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on sports Facilities to the Governor of Lagos State said: “Special security has been inculcated into the building plan to ensure adequate security for the tournament.“The site has been cleared and floodlights are expected to arrive the country in the next couple of days as they had been pre-ordered.“The Arena will be ready to host the eight nations and give residents and visitors an experience to savour for a very long time,” he said.Nigeria will face Egypt, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in Group A of the competition, while defending champions Madagascar will battle Libya, Morocco and Senegal in Group B.The tournament will serves as Africa’s qualifying event for the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup taking place in The Bahamas.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Andy’s brother Jamie partners John Peers in the men’s doubles final – they take on fourth seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. While Martina Hingis is partnered by Sania Mirza in the ladies final against Russian pair Ekaterina Makerova and Elena Vesnina. It’s a doubly huge day for the Spaniard, as says Williams has had a big impact on her own career.Action on Centre Court begins at 2. There could yet be a trophy in the Murray family’s possession this weekend.
A joint press conference was held on the occasion of the rematch of the first qualifying round of the European League between FC Željezničar and Balzan.The heads of professional staffs, Milomir Odović and Olivier Spiteri, as well as their captains, Marijan Antolović and Dylan Grima addressed the media.Spiteri said that everyone is so welcoming and kind, and that it is so nice to be in Sarajevo.“When it comes to the match, we are expecting a tough game. Željo is a great club for us, we know a lot about our opponent, and the result of the first match is making us difficult time. We are not here on holidays, we came here to play the best we can,” said Spiteri.The captain, Dylan Grima said that the match will not be easy at all for Balzan.“We are expecting a tough game, but as our coach said, we will play the best we can. For many players, this is their first appearance in Europe and our main goal is to gather some experience.”Tickets can be purchased on the day of the match on the stadium Grbavica on Ferhadija, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on the Koševo stadium from 6 p.m. until the start of the match. Ticket prices for the match will be as following: 5 BAM for South stand, 8 BAM for the East stand, 10 BAM to the West stand and 15 BAM for the VIP gallery. (Source: nap.ba)