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Wood, others hit Lagos for freestyle football

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The President and Founder of the World Federation of Freestyle Football, Daniel Wood has confirmed that he will be in attendance for the final of the first ever National Freestyle Football Championship.

The competition being hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited is billed to take place in Lagos on July 23 with huge support from GAC Motors, a product of Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Company Limited and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Feet n Tricks’ Chief Operation Officer, Odyke Nzewi, told newsmen on Monday that Wood would be in Lagos for the event.

“Wood has confirmed to be here because many people are excited that Nigeria is joining the big league of countries that have embraced freestyle football.

“There are other top officials of the world body coming for the event and so we have doubled our efforts to stage a great Grand Finale come Sunday in Lagos.”

Daniel’s work is focused on the role football and freestyle football has to drive change in communities and has built a network spanning six continents of best practice in this field.

Also expected in Nigeria for the event is Daniel Mikolaj who has consistently positioned himself as one of the Top 8 freestyle football athletes in the world in the past five years.

Mikolaj, a former European champion, uses his height to perform unique tricks which are difficult for others in the freestyle world to replicate. He makes the most difficult tricks look easy.

Over 1,000 entries were received via the designated registration platform where participants uploaded a 30 seconds video of themselves in freestyling.

These video entries were subjected to a screening process by professional judges after which 16 male and eight female freestyle footballers have emerged for the July 23 finals.

The winner of the event will represent Nigeria at the Super Ball competition in Prague, in August 2017.


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