The Lagos State Football Association, the owner of the Eko Football brand is pleased to announce another in the long line of firsts in the area of Football Development and Football Tourism by the administration of His Excellency, The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN.
Only a few months ago, the Lagos State Football Association announced to you that the First Soccerex event in West Africa, the Soccerex Seminar Lagos, which will be hosted in Lagos on 27th – 28th September 2012. Now we are pleased to announce that the First Eko Football Festival will also take place in Lagos and will coincide with Soccerex Seminar Lagos between 27th and 28th September 2012 but will end on the 30th of September 2012 which day will be marked as a special day for the Children and will be tagged, Day of the Future Stars at the Eko Football Festival.
The Eko Football Festival will be a first of its kind event in Nigeria, where football and the entertainment industry will converge. It will be a long weekend filled with fun, during which we will showcase our football talent as well as the hospitable and fun nature of Lagosians, to our guests who come for the Soccerex Seminar. It will be the true beginning of Football tourism in Nigeria.
The Lagos State Football Association is proud to be hosting the Eko Football Festival, and in order to ensure that no stone is left unturned in the delivery of a First Class Event, the Association has entered into a partnership with Storm 360 who are producing the Eko Football Festival for LSFA as their principal content and production partner.
” Storm 360 is extremely proud to be the producers of the very first annual Eko Football Festival and look forward to a long and positive association with the Lagos State Football Association, in a personal capacity i have been a consultant with Fifa Marketing, ISL (now defunct) and worked Event Management for FIFA for Fifa U20 Nigeria 99 and CAF for the Nations Cup CAN 2000 Nigeria/Ghana. “Storm also produced the world cup village at the Polo Club in 1999, therefore we have a long history of converging Football and the world of entertainment and with our ambassadors for Eko Football Wizkid and Naeto C ready to support this we feel that the Eko Football Festival will be an amazing event to bring football back home to the fans in Lagos State” says Obi Asika, Storm 360 Founder & Ceo. We are asking for all to support this event and initiative and we look forward to bringing on board more stars and making more announcements as the countdown continues to this event.
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