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VGC FC, Native FC win Nike Homecoming football tournaments in Lagos



Soccer fans in Lagos were treated to good football artistry on the Easter weekend when Nike sponsored the maiden edition of the three-day 2018 Homecoming Football Tournament hosted by Native FC.

The event, which featured music, fashion, arts and sports, was put together by Boy Better Know Africa.

The sporting arm of the event, which was curated by BALLOFF, took place at Upbeat Centre, Lekki. 


The first part had an interesting set up, which included both male and female players from various backgrounds, as well as local academies, while the second part had an array of international celebrities and social influencers, including the Nigerian/British musician, Skepta and others.

In the first tournament final, VGC FC defeated Chad FC by 2 – 1 to win that category, whilst Immaculate FC defeated Industry FC by 2-0 to win the third place match. The other teams that featured in this category were YM FC and FBG FC.

The second part of the tournament had various celebrities battling for the coveted first place position, with former Super Eagles players, Daniel Amokachi, Garba Lawal, Ike Shorunmi, Julius Aghahowa and Taribo West also playing a novelty match with the All Star team selected from the celebrity tournament. The ex – internationals won their match 2 -1.

According to the Brand Communications Manager, Nike Football, Mr. Neil Potter, his company’s aim of organizing the tournament was to create a meaningful cultural exchange, which he said was achieved.


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