We the board members and staff of Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited, the official host of the first Nigerian National Freestyle Football Championship, would like to thank everyone whose invaluable support and commitment ensured the success of this championship which held on Sunday, 23rd July, 2017 at Ikeja City Mall, Lagos.
Our deepest appreciation goes to GAC Motor and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the two major supporters of this event. Thank you for lending the shoulders on which the championship stood. And also to Prixair, Ariiya Tickets, Scavi and Ray, Wine and Things, Wakanow, Pinnacle Communications and Five Star Music, VFD Group, Michael Enyinnaya, we say a big thank you for believing in this dream and working tirelessly to see to its fruition. We acknowledge and appreciate the overwhelming media support that came from all quarters including Hip TV, DBN, Channels Television, Cool FM, Ovation Media Group, New Telegraph, Nigeria Info, Beat FM and Wazobia FM.
We truly appreciate the President of the World Freestyle Football Federation, Mr. Daniel Wood for the support from the world body and also for coming to Nigeria to give more credence to the championship. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to show the world that Nigeria is not left out when it comes to freestyle football.
It was quite a pleasure having the judges, amongst whom were the chief judge Mr. Daniel Mikolaj (Freestyle Football European champion 2014), our very own football legend Kanu Nwankwo, Super Falcons’ Defender Onome Ebi, freestyle football veteran Moses Amata and two-time Ghanaian Freestyle Football Champion Joel Asare. Thanks for officiating the championship, giving nothing but timely and unbiased results and also for believing in the athletes.
To the artists and performers including Kaffy, Timaya, Soma, Kcee, Abiodun Koya, Skiibii, dancers and cheerleaders, DJ Crowd Kontroller, DJ Edge, MC Shody, MC Kelvin Sapp, thank you all so much for your energetic and brilliant performances. Your presence was highly valued and appreciated.
And to everyone who contributed, in one way or another, to the success of this championship, thank you all so much. To the exceptional audience and everyone that decided to make it a date with history, it was a pleasure having you all.
We are glad to have celebrated our home-grown freestylers in an extraordinary fashion, breaking a number of records from the most active participation of womenfolk in the competition to quality and volume of prizes to world-class ambience down to richness and diversity of judging panel. We have succeeded in creating role models for many other youths on this street, as through this medium, our youth will see in freestyling an opportunity to live a good life, build career, pursue their passion, and pursue other goals in life. The best among them will join the teaming population of celebrities, as this is one of the benefits of becoming and remaining Feet n Tricks ambassadors. We want to congratulate our two champions: Rasheedat Ajibade (Female category) and Maccarthy Obanor.
Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited welcomes you into the new era of freestyle football in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. We made history on Sunday, 23rd July 2017 at the Ikeja City Mall, Lagos and we look forward to working with you all once again in taking bigger strides and fostering better partnerships in the years to come.
Thank you all and God bless.