A packed program of entertainment will welcome the 2013 COPA Lagos Beach soccer tournament starting December 13 at Eko Atlantic.
Four international beach soccer teams, cheerleaders, dancers, fashion designers and A-list music artist including three-time NEA (Nigerian Entertainment Awards) award winning hip hop sensation, Olamide, will all play a part in the celebrations as Lagosians head for a weekend to remember.
A total of six matches will be played for the clash among Nigeria, Lebanon, Senegal and Germany, meaning an estimated 10,000 fans will be watching the iconic three day event live.
The pre-match entertainment runs from 1.00pm to 2pm daily, and kicks off with a tough game in which African world beach soccer qualifier Senegal take on Germany.
At half-time, Spanish cheerleading sensation, Personal Plus, will wow the crowds with an exclusive, high-energy routine.
Project Manager for COPA Lagos, Michael Smith, said: “With just under three weeks to go until the iconic tournament, we’re all really looking forward to giving our spectators, the teams and fans a warm Lagos welcome. Spectators can be sure of an amazing event that’s fun for all whether you are a die-hard football fan drawn to the excitement of a thrilling live game or you are there to enjoy other quality entertainment such as the fashion show,parties and the musical concerts. What we want to create here is our fantastic community spirit which will be showcased to the world.”
A lot has been going on in the build-up to the iconic tournament, with other pre-event activities including a roadshow set to kick off in December.
A team of engineers have been moved to Eko Atlantic, venue of the tournament, making sure the site is in the best shape ever for the event.
Some of corporate Nigeria’s biggest names are booking cabanas within the VIP lounge to entertain guests.
Lagos is just about ready to host the big show and even though the event has been sold out in the last two previous tournaments, the organizers are confident there is a way for everyone to participate.
All you need is a ticket to get in that cost between =N=1500 – =N= 2000 for regular and between =N=10,000 – =N=15,000 for VIP tickets which are available at the following locations Chocolate Royale, the Palms Lekki, designated Sweet Sensation outlets and Nairabet.com outlets as well as online at Afritickets.com and Jumia.com. According to Smith, “After the game, we’ll have concerts for three nights starting on Friday and going through Sunday as well as fashion shows and beach parties to keep our spectators thoroughly entertained. This is after all Africa’s largest beach soccer event.”
FCMB is proud to be a sponsor of COPA Lagos which has played an important role in raising the awareness of beach soccer not only in Nigeria but on the African continent. The bank’s focus is on making a difference in the community and believe with this sponsorship, FCMB will be able to continue their support of the Lagos State government’s efforts in using sports to positively influence the lives of young Nigerians. Other sponsors include Cool FM and Smirnoff Ice