The participants and judges at the first-ever African Freestyle Football Championship were yesterday thrilled by top Nigerian freestyle stars as the former Nigerian champion,Obanor Maccarthy was over throne by a new king, BLESSING
Speaking at the event the chairman of Feet,n,Tricks,Valentine Ozigbo said that freestyle has potentials to become more popular than soccer in THE WORLD,saying its all totally about entertainment and health.
Judges at the event include Tobias Brandal Busaet from Norway, Gautier Fayolle from France and Szymon Maciej Skalski. They were joined by Daniel Wood World, the Co-founder of World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA), the umpire body, in addition to other members of the WFFA including Lukas Skoda, the Director of Operations.
The championship will also hosted international freestyle professionals; Guinness world record holder, Iya Traore and Female freestyle legend, Raquel Benetti from Brazil.
Nigerian freestylers competing in the tournament went home with top prizes including a saloon car, courtesy of GAC Motors as well as other cash prizes.
Chairman, Feet ‘n’ Tricks International, Valentine Ozigbo, was earlier quoted to have said that all arrangements for the African competition have been concluded.
“We have everything covered because we have been on the planning for a long time. Our target is to make participants enjoy the tournament while fans should also appreciate freestyle more. “The entertainment aspect will also be excellent while we also expect our ambassadors to add colour to the event,” Ozigbo said.
Former professional English footballer, John Fashanu; former Head of Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni; and former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia graced the Championship.
The participants were entertained by shaku shaku master MR REAL even the cheer leaders added flavour to the ensemble
This event is endorsed by World Freestyle Football Association and sponsored by Heritage Bank, Sprite, GAC Motors, MTN, Startimes, FIRS, Eko Disco, Goal.com etc