by ‘Ifreke Inyang
Beach soccer event, Copa Lagos will take place between 16 and 18 December. The event, which is the first ever beach soccer world tournament in Sub Saharan Africa, is the brainchild of Beach Soccer Worldwide in partnership with Kinetics Sports. Hosted by Eko Atlantic, it is a sporting format which originated in Brazil and offers a relaxing outdoor ambience – including performances by a hot line up of Nigerian acts and DJ Jimmy Jatt.
According to the organisers, “Beyond being a sporting event, Copa Lagos promises to be a full weekend of entertainment, with a variety of features ranging from a fashion show, to music concerts, cheerleading stings, DJ Jump offs, amazing parties – Ibiza Style, and of course the four team beach soccer tournament.”
Countries that will compete at Copa Lagos this year include Nigeria, Brazil, South Africa and England, offering participants an exciting feel of the world of competitive sand sports and the event will be broadcast both globally on over 21 television stations, including Fox sports, Al Jazeera Sports, ESPN, Super Sports, AIT, amongst others, reaching an estimated 250 million households.
The organisers are extending an opportunity for fans to win a million naira worth of prizes on Copa Lagos social networks, by participating in teasers and prediction games counting down to the event. Lucky fans will receive a meet and greet opportunity with the national teams, autographed jerseys, merchandise, smart phones, movie tickets, spa tickets, lunch at a fancy restaurant, free event tickets, and an all access pass to the event.
So get cracking – with www.copalagos.com, www.facebook.com/copalagos and @copalagos on Twitter.