Over 20 African countries will take part in the maiden edition of first ever Africa Freestyle Football Championship to be hosted by Nigeria.
The participants will battle for the crown at a keenly contested event holding from September 13 to 15 at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.
The best 16 in the male category and eight in the female category will compete in the finals.
Feet ‘n’ Tricks, the organisers of Freestyle Football in the country say some of the best freestylers on the continent converging on one stage for one of the most entertaining aspects of football.
The chairman of the organisation, Valentine Ozigbo, disclosed in Lagos last weekend that the Nigerian championship gave birth to the African Championships, adding that they were looking forward to an exciting competition this year.
“We broke a lot of records last year as attested to by the World Freestyle Football Association,” he said.
“Our event was adjudged to be the most female participated championship in the entire world and hope to see more of that this year.
“I want to use this opportunity to appreciate all our sponsors as we try to make this year’s own even bigger and better.
“Registration for this tournament is currently open to both male and female freestylers of African descent and it will close on August 15. It will be done via the company’s website, www.feetandtricks.com.
“The 2018 championship is being planned as a perfect fusion of freestyle football and entertainment as top musical and dance artistes will be performing.
“The final event will also host international freestyle professionals; Guinness World Record holder, Iya Traore and female freestyler, Raquel Benetti from Brazil.”
Prizes for winners in the competition include over $50,000, a brand new car donated by one of the sponsors, GAC Motors, as well as qualification and sponsorship for the global championship, will be won.