The African Freestyle champion is none other than an Ivorian. On September 15, young Abdoul Nader Kone surpassed all his competitors in the first edition of the African freestyle football championship held in Lagos, Nigeria.
“As an African, it’s important to me because I miss a lot of opportunities. And I am an example for many children. Many young people in Africa want to do like me and it’s really a pleasure, “responded the winner reports AFP.
The winner wins the $ 3,000 prize and a brand new car from GAC Motors, one of the main sponsors of the event. Kone will also be sent to England for a halftime production of a Premier League match.
Egypt’s Yousef Ayman Reiesco, the vice champion earns $ 2,000, while the third, Abdullah Emad of Sudan, and Ashley Mkhize of South Africa, fourth, won $ 1,000 and $ 500 respectively.
The best foot stylers will meet at the next edition whose dates are not known at the moment. For a first edition, the organizers set out to raise the bar.
Artists from a variety of backgrounds have contributed to liven up the evenings.