• Sunday Apr 30, 2017

    Bahamas, Mexico search for first Beach Soccer WC wins

    Mexico's Diego Rodriguez (left) Emmanuel Ohwoferia of Nigeria battle for the ball during their FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup match on April 29, 2017, in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    NASSAU, Bahamas – The 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup (BSWC) continued Saturday with Mexico and tournament host Bahamas each losing for a second consecutive time at the National Beach Soccer Arena.

    Here’s a recap of each match:


    CONCACAF Summaries -- April 29, 2017

    Group B: Mexico 4, Nigeria 5 aet

    Abdiel Villa 7'29"; Angel Rodriguez 14'22"; Ramon Maldonado 15'32" pen; Benjamin Mosco 38'31" / Emeka Ogbonna 14'23"; Victor Tale 34'14"; Godspower Igudia 36'23"

    - Mexico saw a 3-1 lead slip away as Nigeria struck for four of the game’s last five goals to earn a 5-3 extra-time win.

    - Mexico took a 2-0 advantage through Abdiel Villa (7'29") and Angel Rodriguez (14'22"), before Emeka Ogbonna (14'23”) halved the deficit.

    - Ramon Maldonado’s penalty kick (15'32" pen) restored Mexico’s two-goal cushion, but Nigeria stormed back to ultimately equalize at 3-3 thanks to a goal by Victor Tale (34'14").

    - In extra time, Godspower Igudia (36'23") put Nigeria up 4-3, but slightly more than two minutes later, Benjamin Mosco (38'31") had the sides on equal terms.

    - With his second goal of the match and fifth of the competition, Azeez Abu (38'59") hit for the game-winner.

    - Mexico returns to action Monday against first-place Italy, which has won both of its matches by the combined score of 17-10.

    Group A: Senegal 10, Bahamas 1

    Mamadou Sylla 0'50"; Ibrahima Balde 1'56", 2'35", 20'52"; Mamour Diagne 4'39"; Lansans Diassy 7'59"; Papa Ndoye 25'56", 29'42"; Hamad Diouf 33'32", 33'58"

    - Senegal was ahead 5-0, before Gavin Christie (16’44’ pen) scored the Bahamas’ only goal from the penalty spot.  It was Christie’s second goal in as many games.

    - Ibrahima Balde (1'56", 2'35", 20'52") led the way for Senegal with four goals.

    - 3,500 fans attended the match.

    - The Bahamas will look to rebound Monday against last-place Ecuador, which has lost to Senegal (0-9) and Switzerland (5-9).

    CONCACAF champion Panama, which fell to defending champion Portugal in its opener, faces the second-place United Arab Emirates in Group C play on Sunday.


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