Arrangements are in top gear for the 3rd edition of Copa Lagos Beach Soccer Tournament, Africa’s biggest beach soccer event. The superlative competition will take place on the beachfront of Eko Atlantic City from December 13 to end on December 15, 2013.
The event will demonstrate and also lend premium to how sponsors such as FCMB, Eko Atlantic and Cool FM use the positive values of sports as a tool of engagement, youth empowerment and community develop-ment.
FCMB has been a prominent sponsor of COPA Lagos from inception. “We appreciate the quality of entertainment, the fun and the rhythm which the beach soccer tournament brings to our customers and other stakeholders.
Beyond music, fashion shows and beach parties that form part of the annual sporting event, Copa Lagos provides a good opportunity for FCMB to demonstrate its corporate social responsibility” says Ikechukwu Kalu, Group Head, Marketing and Communications, FCMB.
COPA Lagos is part of FCMB’s commitment to the development of sports in Africa. In the course of this exciting international tournament, the Super Sand Eagles will be defending their title having previously won the tournament with impressive performances against the likes of beach Soccer giants- Brazil and Portugal.
The other countries that will contest Copa Lagos in 2013 are Lebanon, Senegal and first-timers Germany; with each team vowing to outdo each other with their own style of teamwork and skill.
According to Mr. Samson Adamu, the Chief Executive Officer, Kinetic Sports – the organisers of the tournament, “We see sport as far more than mere entertainment. It is an essential social engagement for individuals of all ages to live healthy and fulfilling lives.”
Copa Lagos 2013 will be a fusion of the Beach Soccer matches followed by music concerts featuring live performances by some of Nigeria’s foremost artistes, and fashion shows. Special guests lined up for the event include Whiz kid.
FCMB in conjunction with the Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSW) and Kinectic Sports will also be embarking on beach cleaning exercise. The event is aimed at protecting the environment as well as forging a collective path towards a sustainable urban future. There is also the kids’ clinic exercise aimed at teaching selected Nigerian kids the rudiments of beech soccer and inculc