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Feet ‘n’ Tricks takes PANNA to Warri


Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited, organisers of the Nigerian and African Freestyle Football Championships, will this weekend take one of their new innovations, PANNA competition, to Warri, Delta State. It is the second regional audition, which will hold on Sunday at the Brownhill Event Centre.

The regional audition started in Lagos last weekend with over 150 freestylers taking part and more are expected to be part of the tournament in Warri.

PANNA competition, a game of two players, who try to out-dribble themselves, while also trying to score three goals in the opponent’s post, was introduced in this year’s edition with Oscar Ifeanyi emerging champion in Lagos.

According to Feet ‘n’ Tricks Chairman, Valentine Ozigbo, the organisers are looking forward to getting more talents ahead of the main finals later in the year in Lagos.Ozigbo said shortlisted participants, who emerge from the qualifying rounds, will contest at the finals on September 14 and 15th at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

Apart from Ifeanyi, who won the PANNA competition in Lagos, Benjamin John Ebong, Larry Etuduvwun and Oni Taiwo finished first, second and third respectively in the male category of the Freestyle Football Championships, while in the female category, Adeshina Damilola, Unamba Augustina and Olaobi Mariam were first, second and third respectively.

The top three finishers went home with N100, 000, N75, 000 and N50, 000 in respectively in the male and female categories.After Warri, the train will move to Owerri in Imo State before traveling to Abuja for the final phase of the regional auditions.


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