Beach soccer fans can start getting ready for three days of intense and exciting games as Copa Lagos rolls out its 2019 tournament schedule. Globally acclaimed Beach Soccer Event, ‘Copa Lagos’, at a press conference on Tuesday, October 8th, announced this year’s tournament will kick off from November 1st to November 3rd, 2019, at Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Defending World Champions Brazil will be making their second appearance at Copa Lagos with 5-time African champions Senegal, also set to play alongside 2-time African champions Nigeria Super Sand Eagles with England completing the foursome. There will also be a Club Challenge between three Nigerian Clubs Pepsi Football Academy, Kebbi Beach Soccer Club, Gidi Sharks of Lagos and invited Ghanaian Club, Sunset Sports Keta. Since inception in 2011, Copa Lagos has grown from being the first ever international beach soccer event in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa to being recognized as one of the most prominent sporting and entertainment events in the World.
In addition to the tournament, this year’s edition will feature a kids arena, fan zone for the football lovers, a food court with amazing vendors, VIP lounge, After parties and our traditional Celebrity matches.
Speaking at the press conference, Kinetic Sports acting CEO Mr. Sola Aiyepeku said, “Kinetic Sports’ vision was clear from inception to create a unique multi-faceted product that delivers a fusion of sports with entertainment with fans in mind. They have successfully and consistently done that over the years. This year, we have taken further steps to broaden the Copa Lagos experience for everyone who attends by enhancing fan engagement as a further contribution to promoting a beach culture and multi-dimensional lifestyle as well as give football-playing fans and Lagosians a taste of playing in Copa Lagos.
Copa Lagos has been privileged to have consistent sponsors like FCMB and Pepsi who have supported the brand from the beginning. They have contributed significantly to the development of Copa Lagos into Africa’s number one annual Beach Event. This year, we are privileged to add BetKing on-board to further support our dream of improving the quality and service delivery of Copa Lagos.
In continuation with Copa Lagos tradition and preluding the main event in November, ‘Clean the beach’ our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event, aimed at preserving clean beaches and environment, conserving the beach and preserving marine life, will be held on October 26th, 2019.