Two Kebbi Clubs Lead Beach Soccer League Table

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi

Two Kebbi beach soccer Clubs, the Kebbi BSC and Kebbi United BSC, are the top leaders in this year’s 2023 edition of Nigeria Beach Soccer league tournament as the two sides continue their lead on the league table. 

The first round of the tournament which took place and concluded at the filin sukuwar Beach Soccer pitch in Birnin Kebbi, the State capital, Kebbi BSC was in first place with a maximum of nine points, followed by Kebbi United with eight points from wins over Lagos Smart City BSC, Kwara BSC, Kada BSC of Kaduna and Akwa Ibom BSC teams.

In the first round of the league,  Nmanko Patigi beach soccer club of Kwara State had six points, Kada BSC of Kaduna three points while Smart City of Lagos and Akwa Ibom BSC had zero points each respectfully.

The first round of the league ended after three games in Birnin Kebbi.

According to the National Coordinator of NBSL, Malam Mahmud Hadeja, six clubs are participating in the league this season. 

Hadeja pointed out that it is going to be a straight league as all the six teams will play themselves home and away playing 10 matches in all.

The day’s highlight in the matches played in Birnin Kebbi included Kebbi BSC and Kada BSC, the league champion which ended in 1-1 draw.

But Kada was later defeated by Kebbi BSC’ as Fuad Badmus scored two goals  in the third round of the game to lead his team to a 3-1 victory over the former champion.

Kebbi United, the second Kebbi State team in the league, defeated Ibom BSC. Usman Manga and Hamza Abubakar each scored three goals to help Kebbi United win three straight games.

For the Kwara team, Jamiu Kunle scored three goals while Abdullahi Manu scored twice in the first round of the league in Kebbi.

The round 3, round 2 of the third Nigeria Beach Soccer League season is expected to be played in Kaduna and the finals in Lagos.

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