The 4th edition of Change Africa Foundation games in conjunction with Konami is set to take centre stage in Lagos on July 30, 2016 at the Campos Mini Stadium, Island Lagos.
President and Founder of Change Africa Foundation, Olamide Olabisi, speaking at a conference in Ikoyi, Lagos at the weekend enthused that this year’s edition promises to be more elaborate and better as the number of orphanage houses to benefit has been increased from four to six in Lagos.
He also restated that year’s edition would not be football affair alone as there would be other side attractions that would include top celebrities and entertainers to thrill the audience.
“We have three side attractions for these year’s edition namely, charity, entertainment and football. Games would be set aside for top celebrities and entertainers to compete in with the sole aim of raising funds to help provide the basic needs of these children so that they can enjoy a normal life like every other kid in the society.
“Last year we had Lil Kesh perform and that drew a lot of people to the games we hope to achieve more turn out this year by inviting more celebrities in the music and movie industry,” Olamide said Matches to be played in the event include Social Leaders against Team Konami, a female version involving Team Ruby against Platinum and lastly Mtv Base against an All Stars celebrity team. The children are not left out as they would be a “dab” dance competition, sack races, tug of war with winners to go home with souvenirs and other elegant prizes.
Other sides are attractions would include performances by top Nigerian artistes as well as members of the Nollywood industry.
Olamide also appealed to corporate bodies, individuals and well-meaning Nigerians to be “charitable” and help their quest to reduce the poverty rate in Nigeria by showing their support for the organisation’s scheme
The Change Africa Foundation is a non- governmental organisation aimed at helping to “bridge the gap between the less privileged and the privileged” through football.
The major objective of the organisation is also to use the games to raise funds for orphanage houses in Lagos in order to ensure the children have a better life and standing in the society.