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Organisers announce five international judges, unveil MTN as headline sponsor

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Organisers of the 2020 Freestyle Championship, tagged ‘Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa,’ Feet ‘N’ Tricks International, who are hosting the competition in partnership with the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA), have announced the judges for the competition.

The co-founder of WFFA, Daniel Wood, revealed that the judges are a panel of legendary freestyle footballers selected based on their expertise and vast experience in the sport spanning, cumulatively, several decades.

According to him, the panel of judges demonstrates that “freestyle football is an important sport touching the future of Africa”.

“We are particularly delighted to welcome, for the first time, two legends of freestyle football in Africa. 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 Africa’s Freestyle Streetstyle championship in 2010 and went on to place second in the World Championship later that year.

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“Ranchod has served as a judge of international championships such as Super Ball World Open and Sal Beach Games,” Wood announced.

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 second at the 2019 Super Ball World Open Championship.

Meanwhile, Feet ‘N’ Tricks International has announced MTN as the headline sponsor for the fourth annual games that kicked off July 1, 2020.

The Chairman of Feet ‘N’ Tricks International, Valentine Ozigbo, in a statement on Monday, revealed that the telecommunications giant will be the headline sponsor of the freestyle football championship, which finale will hold on July 19, 2020.

“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,” said Mr. Ozigbo, who is also the immediate past President and Group CEO of Transcorp Plc.

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