The Balmoral Convention Center of the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island opened doors to unlimited fun on Saturday 14th of as the 2019 edition of “Feet and Tricks” a freestyle football competition held in Lagos. The event was a collaboration of music, football and fun as guests were left to savor mind-blowing musical performances from popular Nigerian music acts, dance groups and freestyle footballing to the adulation of football and music lovers present at the event.
Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited, the official host for freestyle football competitions in Nigeria this partnered Nigeria’s number one Lifestyle and Furniture company Lifemate to package a glamourous event, using the competitive rules and standards in line with that of the world governing body, World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA). European, current and 4 times Double Routine Super Ball World’s Champion, Erlend Fagerli, Guinness World Record holder, Laura Biondo, Asian championship winner, Philip Warren Gertsson presided as the judges for the championship.
The event, in its second successive year featured football freestyle players for both male and female had the competitions sectioned in a Nigerian national contest and an African contest, involving other African countries was anchored by popular street dancer Poco Lee, and co-anchored by the superstar hypeman, Shody alongside beauty entrepreneur Ifuennada; had male and female football freestylers who qualified from the regionals auditions which held in Lagos, Owerri, Warri and Abuja this year; compete fiercely for the winning prize of N500,000 Naira, an all-expense paid trip to the Red Bull World event in Miami, and a furniture set from Lifemate Furniture.
This year’s theme – “Free Your Style” was well articulated by the participants with dazzling freestyle skills while the DJ continuously thrilled with exciting music. Gracing the occasion were the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) president, Dan Wood, and “Feet and Tricks” 2019 ambassadors; John Fashanu, Victor Ikepba, King Tonto Dikeh, Williams Uchemba, amongst many others.
After very competitive contests, in the male category; Benjamin John, Austin Abaribote, Blessing Ezeakubudu emerged in the first, second and third place respectively. While the female category saw Augustina Unamba, Blessing Faith, Evelyn Okafor in the first second and third place respectively, all in the National contests.
Please see pictures from the event below…