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The 2019 Nigerian and African Freestyle Football Championship has officially Launched!

We officially announced the launch of the 2019 Nigerian and African Freestyle Football Championships today!

This happened at the Press Conference held at the Federal Palace Hotel today, 29th May which was a huge success.

The event commenced with the opening remarks by the Director, Feet and Tricks - Olisa which was shortly accompanied with the recitation of the national anthem by Raybekah.

Special guests invited to the high table included: Felix Lee- MD World Trade Exhibitions, Kumi Balogun- Public Relations Manager, Startimes, Valentine Ozigbo- Chairman of Feet n Tricks, Fatima Aigbomian- Company Secretary, Nonso Okpala- GMD of VFD Group Plc, Godwin Nwanagu and Dom Lawson who are both Directors of Feet n Tricks.

Guests including past sponsors, partners and members of the Press were taken on our journey since 2017 with emphasis on our commitment to growing awareness about freestyle football which is a globally recognized sport, as well as discovering and nurturing exceptional talents.

The Chairman, Feet and Tricks International Limited, delivered a welcome speech, addressing the guests on what to expect for this year’s edition, after which he commended sponsors and partners for their commitment. He also encouraged participants this year to bring on their best skills as they compete on a global stage.

Our official media partner, Startimes, represented by Public Relations and Communications Officer, Kunmi Balogun reinforced their commitment towards making this year’s event a success and also shared his remarks on the journey so far.

More remarks from the high table followed including an address from Nonso Okpala, Managing Director, VFD Group Plc who promised to adopt one of the Championship winners as an ambassador to the VFD brand.

Winners of the 2018 Nigerian and African Freestyle Football Championship, Blessed Ezeakabudu & Titi Kone also entertained the guests by showcasing their freestyle skills.

Photographs and Interviews took place accordingly at the conference room and the green carpet.

Lastly, the vote of thanks was called out by the Don Lawson, Director of Feet ’n’ Tricks.

The 2019 championships will be live-streamed on Startimes TV and mobile channels, which boasts of a Livestream and post-event coverage in over 30 African countries with over 15 million viewers on TV and over 3.5M viewers via its online platform.

The upcoming Regional Championship is set to hold on the following dates;

June 22nd: Rowe Park Yaba, Lagos.

June 30th: Brownhill Event Centre, Warri

July 6th: Cubana Lounge, Owerri.

July 13th: Central Park, Abuja.

The shortlisted participants will contest at the finals happening on the 14th - 15th of September, 2019 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Registration is currently open to both male and female freestylers who want to contest in the National Championship or contest in the Continental Championship and not forgetting freestyle-football lovers who wish to attend the championship.

For more insight about the competition, follow our official social media platforms;




Here are a couple of photo memories from the event.

Don’t forget to use #FreeYourStyle & #AFFC2019 when sharing your wonderful memories on social media.

Stay safe & enjoy the games!

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