Feet ‘N’ Tricks International, organizers of the Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020 has announced MTN as the headline sponsor for the fourth annual games. Africa’s telecommunications giant, MTN, will be the headline sponsor of the freestyle football championship whose finale will hold on July 19, 2020.
Valentine Ozigbo, the Chairman of Feet ‘N’ Tricks International stated, “We are excited to welcome our returning sponsor, MTN, in this year’s championship which we are hosting in unusual and difficult times for many around the world.” Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020 is the virtual version of the African Freestyle Championships.
The competition began in 2017 as the Nigerian Freestyle Football Championship. The following year, it became a continental sports event with over 18 countries participating in the finals in Lagos, Nigeria.
Feet ‘N’ Tricks International, which is hosting this competition in partnership with the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) also announced the judges for Freestyle Unlocked Africa 2020.
The judges include, Chris Njokwana, 2008 South African Freestyle champion who has performed in front of 70,000 people and featured in countless TV adverts and Kamal ‘Kamilio’ Ranchod, who won South African’s Freestyle Streetstyle championship in 2010 and went on to place 2nd in the World Championship later that year.
The other judges are the head judge Lukasz Chwieduk, 27, a Polish freestyle footballer and two-time European freestyle football champion; Caitlyn Schrepfer, an American freestyle footballer and two-time USA female champion, and Yo Katsuyama, 23, a Japanese freestyle football champion who finished 2nd at the 2019 Super Ball World Open Championship.
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