Startimes, media company to partner the 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships, to spread the game to over 20 million viewers, the organisation announced on Thursday in Lagos.
The Public Relation Manager, Kunmi Balogun, made the revelation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
Balogun stated that there were about eight million viewers of the last edition in 2018, hence, the organisation hoped to surpass the past record owing to the increase in its subscription.
“Just similar last year, when we had phenomenal viewers on our channel for the African Freestyle Football Championships, we are anticipating more than that this year.
“It will be more impressive because just last year, we had eight million viewers worldwide, even transcended the Bundesliga match that was catching place concurrently.
“This year, we should be able to exceed that record to 20 million viewers as the newscast will be broadcasted on our channels, and right now, we have about 15 million downloads on the Apps.
“These are the active users of our Apps. We have many subscribers that enjoy our sports contents,’’ he stated.
Balogun stated that freestyle football had been more creative which should be used as a system of empowering the youth.
“Freestyle involves a lot of creativity, this should propel us to do more for those that have engaged in it by bringing them to the limelight.
“We can also harness it as a means of empowerment of our jobless youths and also encourage more female participation in the sport as well,’’ he said.
NAN states that the 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships will be held from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15 at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos Island.