Show stoppers from across the continent have gathered in Lagos to display their talents in the first-ever African Freestyle Football Championship beginning from today. The competition starts with the qualifying rounds and Nigerian championship at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.
According to the organisers, Feet and Tricks International, freestylers from various parts of the country and some others top ones on the continent would be on parade at the championship where such professionals as Guinness world record holder, Iya Traore and Female freestyle legend, Raquel Benetti from Brazil will display their wares.
Feet and Tricks International revealed that the championship would be a fusion of freestyle football and entertainment as top music and dance artistes, including Falz, Vanessa Mdee, Kcee, Mayorkun, Slim Case and Mr. Real will entertain the audience.
Chairman, Feet ‘n’ Tricks International, Valentine Ozigbo said this year’s championship would be a mind-blowing competition for participating athletes and fans of the sport.
“We have a dream of promoting freestyle football and exposing the country’s talents to be among the best in the world stage. Last year’s event was very successful and we believe this edition would even be better,” he said.
After the qualifying rounds, the best 16 male and eight female freestyle athletes in Africa will emerge to battle it out at the grand finale on September 15.
The continental battle is expected to produce the first African male and female Freestyle Football champions.