COPA Lagos has announced yet another exciting addition to its annual beach soccer event. The event which made a debut in 2011, will for the first time in seven years have a Female Celebrity Match. The female celebrities will show their kicking skills, this time on the beach football pitch with live broadcast to over 50million household across the globe.
COPA Lagos is one of the top 5 most important global beach soccer games of the FIFA Beach Soccer and adjudged by many as the biggest sport and lifestyle event in Lagos State every December. This year, asides the regular beach soccer tournament, there will be a Male Celebrity Match, Fashion Show and a Music event. The event is set to close with an elaborate closing ceremony and after-party.
The event has consistently stepped up the ante every year since its inception. Mr. Samson Adamu, the Managing Director Kinetic Sports and organizer of the event have told news men that his organization is committed to delivering a total package of 3 days of excitement whilstpositioning Lagos State as a hub for Sports Tourism.
For the past events, the ladies have only come to the arena as spectators and guests, this time, spectators will watch them battle it out in the sand. They will hit the sand running with their beach soccer skills – which will be an interesting watch.
Last year, male celebrities at COPA Lagos were pitched against each other in two teams – Team Dbanj and Team Victor Ikpeba. Team Dbanj comprised the likes of Peter Okoye of P-Square, Samson Adamu – CEO of Kinetic Sports, organizers of the event, and Beat FM On-Air-Personality – Jimi. While Victor Ikpeba’s team had other ex-Nigerian internationals such as AloyAgu in goal, WaidiAkanni, Victor Agali, MutiuAdepoju, IfeanyiUdeze and Frank Edoho – former host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The ex-internationals dominated the match – small wonder they won by a 2 – 1 scoreline
Asides the uniqueness of the Female Celebrity Match, COPA Lagos has a commitment to a gender-inclusive society.
The fans have already started nominating their favorite female celebrities for the game. They have expressed their thoughts through social media and it is very interesting the composition of those who have been nominated. The list includes female singers, dancers, actresses, media personalities, business moguls, chefs and even public office holders.
Selected celebrities will be announced via social media accounts of COPA Lagos.