Now not many of the several thousands of people that trooped to Eko Atlantic city were thinking of which team would eventually win the Copa Lagos beach Soccer tournament. It didn't matter to them really! And that took away all the tension and hostility that is associated with traditional soccer tournaments.
Although, the games were keenly contested by beach soccer teams of Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and exhibition game between Barcelona beach Soccer team versus Enyimba of Aba showcased great individual skills: dribbles, volleys and shots that of course produced plenty of goals.
But then, when comedians took to the sand to play: Ali Baba, AY, Kofi, Princess, Gandoki... It became highly enthralling novelty electrified by laughter all the way.
Perhaps, the climax for some were the Brazilian fantastico dance by those sexy cheerleaders with their hot pant bikinis, shaking both their boobs and hips in such rhythmic fashion that sent the whole spectators into wild cheers.
The side attractions were something else. Superb local delicacies: Suya, bush meats, palm-wine... as well as intercontinental dishes, various Brut and rose champagne to celebrate and Pepsi chilled drink to quench the thirst from the heating sun.
There were special African fashion and arts on display, so people went shopping for such exclusive products they could hardly find elsewhere.
Indeed, Copa Lagos beach soccer festival was most satisfying for sponsors as more brands now queue up to be part of the coming edition. The 2014 lead sponsor 1960Bet and long standing sponsors First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Eko Atlantic, Cool fm, Pepsi and venue sponsors Eko Energy Estate under Orlean Invest partnered to serve up another unforgettable experience.
Started in 2011, Copa Lagos is organized under the aegis of Beach Soccer WorldWide (BSWW) world tour - the FIFA recognized entity behind the creation and growth of beach soccer, which aims to have a strategic role in development of beach soccer in Nigeria.
Kinetic sports, a sport marketing company based in Lagos Nigeria is the local organizers of the beach soccer tournament. And the Chief Executive, Samson Adamu said Copa Lagos Beach Soccer is aimed at promoting tourism in Lagos Nigeria.
It serves as alternative variety for traditional soccer tournaments. It'spst suitable for football lovers, tourists, Christmas holiday makers and family leisure.