GAC Motors, a product of Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Company Limited, one of the largest Chinese automakers and the latest major entrant in the auto industry in Nigeria, has thrown its weight behind the first major National Freestyle Football Championship in Nigeria hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited.
With its brand philosophy targeted on Quality, Safety, Innovation and Pleasure, the brand noted that sports is not just about fitness, health and fun, it is a platform to uplift and secure the future of our young generation which is what Feet ‘n’ Tricks hope to achieve with freestyle football.
The event, which is the maiden edition, is expected to take place at the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos on Sunday July 23, 2017, and the winner of the event will represent Nigeria at the Super Ball competition in Prague, in August 2017.
The Chairwoman of Choice International and representative of GAC Motors in Africa, Chief Diana Chan, said GAC Motors is collaborating with Feet ‘n’ Tricks to help give better future and sustainable leaving to talented young men and women in Nigeria.
She said, “Our mission in Nigeria is to offer the next credible alternatives to users of vehicles in Nigeria through our sincere commitment to offering high quality products and services to our customers, and in doing this to support the creative arts and sports and talented young Nigerians in order to bring out the best in them.”
Organizers of the event have added that apart from going away with a brand new car, donated by GAC Motors, the winner will also have all-expense paid trip to Prague in August 2017 to represent Nigeria at the Super Ball and cash prize of N1m.
A Director of Feet ‘n’ Tricks, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, also remarked that there will be a total of 4 winners in each of male and female categories, each winner to go home with handsome prizes. He said, “the maiden edition this July is eliciting a lot of interests from football and non-football lovers because of the beauty of the game and as such, Feet n Tricks will expand the scope as from 2018 where regional events will hold in each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria before the grand finale in Lagos. We will also target to replicate the success in other African countries”.
Throwing more light on how to participate in the competition, The CEO of Feet n Tricks, Odyke Nzewi, explained that athletes are to register on the platform and upload a 30 seconds video of them freestyling. These video entries will be subjected to a screening process by professional judges before being shortlisted for the online voting.
As expected, the event will have a line of top rated Nigeria artists to entertain our local and international audience.
One of Africa’s most decorated footballers, Kanu Nwankwo, and media guru, Olisa Adibua, are also partnering with Feet ‘n’ Tricks to organize the freestyle football championship.
About GAC Group
Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor CO., LTD (“GAC MOTOR”) is the implementing carrier of the OBM Project of the GAC Group. GAC MOTOR firmly commits itself to the development, manufacturing and sales of world-class quality vehicles, engines, components, auto accessories of its own brand, as well as to the research and development of automotive engineering technologies. Founded in July 2008 with a registered capital of CNY 4.222 billion, GAC MOTOR plans to produce 400,000 vehicles and 450,000 engines annually. Since the end of 2010, when it completed its first world-class plant, GAC MOTOR has successfully launched the sedans including GA8, GA6, GA3S, GA5 and GA3; SUVs including GS8, GS4, GS5 Super and GS5, all of which are quality models of domestically-manufactured medium- and high-class cars. All these models have won a five-star rating in China Automotive Technology & Research Center’s C-NCAP crash tests to become China’s only full five-star safety car family. And thanks to the world-class quality, GAC MOTOR ranks No.1 among all domestic brands for two consecutive years since the J.D. Power Asia Pacific released its 2013 China Initial Quality Study (IQS). With its mindset focused on building production capacity of 1,000,000 vehicles by 2020, and to expand internationally, with exports accounting for up to 20%, GAC MOTOR will stick to its product quality, safety, steering and other outstanding genes.
About Feet ‘n’ Tricks
Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited is the official host for freestyle football competitions in Nigeria. It is committed to growing awareness and participation, as well as discovering and nurturing talents in the sports. It’s competitive rules and standards are in line with that of the world governing body, World Freestyle Football Federation (WFFF).