Sand Eagles star Abu Azeez thrilled with Award nomination

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For the third year in a row, Nigeria’s beach soccer forward, Abu Azeez has been nominated for the Beach Soccer Stars in the category of Best Male Player of the year. The Sand Eagles talisman was named among other 50 contemporaries around the world for the prestigious prize.

Reacting to this, Azeez took to his social media handle to express his sentiments over the nomination.

“To be nominated among the top 50 best beach soccer players in the world in the 3rd year running now is something I’m so grateful for, how I wish beach soccer is loved in this part of the world”, he tweeted.

Seven African beach soccer players including Azeez were shortlisted in the 50 man nominees for the award ceremony which will hold in Dubai, UAE on November 9.

12 coaches were also nominated for the Beach Soccer Stars Award which will be decided by votes of coaches and captains of all the national beach soccer teams.

Other categories in this year’s award include: the Best Women’s Player, Best Goal, Rising Star and Best Event will also be awarded.

The 50 nominees for the Best Player of the year are:

ABU Azeez (NGA)

AMJAD Addallah Al Hamdani (OMA)

Elinton ANDRADE (POR)

ANTONIO Mayor Hernández (ESP)

BE MARTINS (POR)

Christian BIERMANN (GER)

BRUNO XAVIER Da Silva (BRA)

Ihar BRYSHTEL (BLR)

Carlos CARBALLO (PAR)

CEM KESKIN (TUR)

Maksim CHUZHKOV (RUS)

Luiz Alberto Do Nascimento, DATINHA (BRA)

Simone DEL MESTRE (ITA)

Lansana DIASSY (SEN)

Diego VILLASEÑOR (MEX)

Francisco Jesus Donaire, DONA (ESP)

Eduard Suárez, EDU (ESP)

Babacar FALL (SEN)

FILIPE Duarte (BRA)

Gabriele GORI (ITA)

JORDAN Alexandre Grilo (POR)

JOSEP JR Gentilin (ITA)

Yuri KRASHeninnikov (RUS)

LLORENÇ Gómez (ESP)

LUCÃO Tadeu (BRA)

Moustafa Aly, SASA (EGY)

Mohammad AHMADZADEH (IRN)

João Vitor Tavares, MADJER (POR)

José Ramón MALDONADO (MEX)

Jenilson Brito Rodrigues, MÃO (BRA)

MAURICINHO Pereira (BRA)

Ivan MIRANOVIC (BLR)

Mohammad MORADI (IRN)

Pedro MORÁN (PAR)

Al Seyni N’DIAYE (SEN)

NASSIM El Hadaoui (MOR)

Boris NIKONOROV (RUS)

Noel OTT (SUI)

Osmar Moreira, OZU (JPN)

Artur PAPOROTNYI (RUS)

Exon PERDOMO (SLV)

Nick PERERA (USA)

Peyman HOSSEINI (IRN)

REGIS Enidiel (MAD)

RODRIGO Soares da Costa (BRA)

Leslie ST. FLEUR (BAH)

Dejan STANKOVIC (SUI)

Heimanu TAIARUI (TAH)

Chris TOTH (USA)

WALID Mohammad Mohammadi (UAE)

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