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    9 African states set to benefit from Freestyle Football Contest aimed at nurturing talent among youth

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    Somali Magazine – Youth in Africa will benefit from a Freestyle Football Contest aimed at nurturing talent organized by the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) and will be showcased at the Intra Africa Trade Fair (IATF2023).

    The event which kicks off on the 9th -15th of November in Cairo -Egypt will feature 16 top-tier athletes from 9 African countries.

    Freestyle Connect Africa 2023 is part of the broader Intra Africa Trade Fair (IATF2023), championed by AFREXIMBANK, in collaboration with the African Union and AFCFTA.

    The seven day IATF tournament is themed ‘One People, United in Culture, Creating for the World’. The theme emphasises the importance of African unity and the power of its rich cultural heritage in forging a brighter future.

    According to Valentine Ozigbo, the Chairman of Feet ‘N’ Tricks , “We are happy to welcome our 2023 sponsor, AFREXIMBANK, an institution that is created for the upliftment and unification of Africa.We are proud that AFREXIMBANK’s sponsorship and our partnership with the World Freestyle Football Association (WFFA) elevate the standards of freestyle football in Africa.”

    Valentine also added “Freestyle Connect Africa is a platform that brings sports talent and creativity together in competition and celebration, and our partnership with AFREXIMBANK and WFFA testifies to the growth and love for the sport across the continent. We’re excited to showcase African talent on such a prestigious platform.”

    Daniel Wood, the Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships at the WFFA added, “Freestyle football is not just a sport; it’s an art, a culture, and a language that unites us all. The Freestyle Connect Africa 2023 in Cairo promises to be a spectacular display of talent, and we’re excited to see our athletes shine on such a grand platform.

    He further revealed “Africa is a hotbed of freestyle football talent, and events like these amplify the sport’s global reach. WFFA is thrilled to collaborate with Feet ‘N’ Tricks for what promises to be an unforgettable showcase.”

    The winner of the tournament will walk away with a cash prize of $3,000.

     

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