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Africa's flashiest freestyle footballers battle it out for big bucks in Lagos03:14

Africa's flashiest freestyle footballers battle it out for big bucks in Lagos

Nigeria, Lagos
September 16, 2019 at 13:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

The third edition of the African Freestyle Football Championship took place on Sunday in Lagos, with 2019's competition playing host to competitors from 16 countries all across Africa.

Ivorian freestyler Titi Kone took home the main prize for men this year and Nigerian Okafor Evelyn was the women's victor. After the competition she said that she felt 'so great' and went on to comment on the difficulty of Freestyle Football, calling it an 'exhausting sport.''

CEO of the tournament's organiser, FeetandTricks International, Odyke Nzewi, spoke of inspiring the next generation, saying: "We believe in the empowerment we are giving to the youth, I mean people are watching this all over Africa so anybody out there who feels he has got the skills all you need is a ball, so we are happy that we are empowering this youth."

FeetandTricks International's goals of setting up the tournament were to provide Africans with a new platform to showcase their skills to the world and ultimately exploit the global appeal of freestyle football.

Related stories can be found here: https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190219-011, https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190829-007 and https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190810-008

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The third edition of the African Freestyle Football Championship took place on Sunday in Lagos, with 2019's competition playing host to competitors from 16 countries all across Africa.

Ivorian freestyler Titi Kone took home the main prize for men this year and Nigerian Okafor Evelyn was the women's victor. After the competition she said that she felt 'so great' and went on to comment on the difficulty of Freestyle Football, calling it an 'exhausting sport.''

CEO of the tournament's organiser, FeetandTricks International, Odyke Nzewi, spoke of inspiring the next generation, saying: "We believe in the empowerment we are giving to the youth, I mean people are watching this all over Africa so anybody out there who feels he has got the skills all you need is a ball, so we are happy that we are empowering this youth."

FeetandTricks International's goals of setting up the tournament were to provide Africans with a new platform to showcase their skills to the world and ultimately exploit the global appeal of freestyle football.

Related stories can be found here: https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190219-011, https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190829-007 and https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190810-008

Note: Music in the file may be subject to copyright.

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