GAC Motors, a product of Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Company Limited, has thrown its weight behind the first major National Freestyle Football Championship in Nigeria hosted by Feet â€˜nâ€™ Tricks International Limited.
The event, which is the maiden edition, is expected to take place at the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos on Sunday July 23, 2017, and the winner will represent Nigeria at the Super Ball competition in Prague, in August 2017.
The Chairperson of Choice International and representative of GAC Motors in Africa, Chief Diana Chan, said GAC Motors was collaborating with Feet â€˜nâ€™ Tricks to help give better future and sustainable leaving to talented young men and women in Nigeria.
She said, â€œOur mission in Nigeria is to offer the next credible alternatives to users of vehicles in Nigeria through our sincere commitment to offering high quality products and services to our customers, and in doing this to support the creative arts and sports and talented young Nigerians in order to bring out the best in them.â€
Organisers of the event have added that apart from going away with a brand new car, donated by GAC Motors, the winner will also have all-expense paid trip to Prague in August 2017 to represent Nigeria at the Super Ball and cash prize of N1m.
A Director of Feet ‘n’ Tricks, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, also remarked that there would be four winners in each of male and female categories, each winner to go home with handsome prizes.
He said, â€œThe scope as from 2018 where regional events will hold in each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria before the grand finale in Lagos. We will also target to replicate the success in other African countriesâ€.
Throwing more light on how to participate in the competition, the CEO of Feet n Tricks, Odyke Nzewi, explained that athletes were to register on the platform and upload a 30 seconds video of them freestyling. These video entries will be subjected to a screening process by professional judges before being shortlisted for the online voting.
As expected, the event will have a line of top rated Nigeria artists to entertain our local and international audience.
One of Africaâ€™s most decorated footballers, Nwankwo Kanu, and media guru, Olisa Adibua, are also partnering Feet â€˜nâ€™ Tricks to organise the freestyle football championship.