What You Missed at The Owerri Regional Championship.
After two successful regional auditions in Lagos and Warri, we held the third audition at Owerri, Imo State at the impressive Cubana Lounge, on Saturday the 6th of July 2019.
Hundreds of freestyle football fans, music enthusiasts and fun lovers in and around Owerri turned up for our event with Poco Lee, street dance sensation, as our host.
We welcomed over 40 freestylers on-stage, competing for prizes worth hundreds of thousands of Naira, a chance to compete live at the national and continental competitions holding in September and to attend the Freestyle Football World Championship!
Participants thrilled the lively fans with sensational ball juggling skills and tricks all day. Our guests were also entertained by comedian Lafin Gas and Che, a BMX Flatland cycler.
In the Male category, Onyia Anthony emerged winner after a keenly contested final with Okereke Prince while Christian Metu finished third. While in the female category, Blessing Faith emerged first after going head-to-head with Okafor Evelyn, while Nkwocha Ezinne clinched the third-place position.
All top three winners in both the male and female categories were awarded cash prizes of N100,000, N75,000 and N50,000 respectively for first, second and third place positions.
The Chairman Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited, expressed his excitement at the turn out of freestyle footballers and enthusiasts which is an indication of the growth and awareness of freestyle football across Nigeria. He also revealed that the Championships would be covered live across the Continent and beyond on multiple terrestrial and digital channels.
Final auditions will take place in Nigeria’s capital on the 13th of July, 2019 at Central Park Wuse Abuja. The grand finale is scheduled for Lagos on the 14th and 15th of September with over 100 participants representing about 30 countries expected to participate.
Last year, we awarded prizes worth more than $50,000 including a brand new car for the champion who was also sponsored to the World Championship.