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Unbeatable Kone retains African Freestyle football title

From left - Valentine Ozigbo (Chairman of Feet n Tricks), Abdul TitiKone, the 2019 African Freestyle Football Champion, Jude Monye, Executive Director Heritage Bank and OlisaAdibua, board member, Feet n Tricks

The 2019 African Freestyle Football Championship ended on a high note, with defending champion Abdul Titi Kone of Cote d’Ivoire emerging as the African Champion once again. This event marked the 2nd edition of the African Championship and the 3rd annual edition of the Nigerian Championship hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International.

The final was a repeat of the 2018 championship, as Kone again defeated Egypt’s Yousef Mohamadjust as he did in last year’s final while Ashley Mhkize of South Africa placed third.

In the female category, Evelyn Okafor (Nigeria), Hadhara Charles (Tanzania) and Augustina Unamba (Nigeria) placed first, second and third respectively.

Speaking on his achievement, Kone said: “This is a great honour. I am thankful to Feet n’ Tricks for this incredible platform and opportunity, I look forward to using it to inspire others and make Africa proud.”

Mhkize, who emerged as the winner of the Panna Football Championship, thanked the organisers of the event saying, this would help him hone his skills and become a better individual.

The Nigerian Championship, which took place on the 14th of September 2019- also at the Balmoral Convention Center was well attended by local sports fans, celebrities and VIPs who were treated to musical performances, comedy, dance and freestyle contests. Benjamin John and Augustina Unamba emerged Nigerian Champions in the male and female categories respectively.

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