All The Reasons We Were So Excited About Copa Lagos 2019

FCMB | Inside Life
November 4, 2019

The 8th edition of the popular beach soccer tournament, Copa Lagos held throughout the weekend at Eko Atlantic, VI. It had us loving the opportunity to immerse ourselves in enjoyment. You should know by now that we can’t pass up a chance to get the ultimate weekend experience. And you know the fun part? We got it all in one place.

Because we’re good people, we’ve decided to do a recap of all the things you definitely missed:

1) What’s A Weekend Without Drinks:

What’s better than having drinks with friends in a relaxed atmosphere? Especially when the drink is on tab? Copa gave us all of this and more. Hooray for us.

2) Hot Guys:

Yaasss, sistahs! There were so many hot guys at the event, we didn’t know where to look. Some of them were on the pitch and had us salivating with all that action; others were giving us googling eyes from their position on the sidelines of things. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones that had thoughts on this:

3) Freebies:

We totally loved the freebies that we got courtesy of FCMB, who sponsored the tournament. I mean, who doesn’t love to get gifts? Our turnup was real when we heard that FCMB was giving out free tickets and gifts. We made a mad rush to Copa Lagos just to get us some. Best part was that the gift giveaways were essential life items like flat screen TVs, mobile phones, and other exciting gifts. Ultimate what? Ultimate weekend, we tell you.

4) Celebrity Matches:

Oh you thought the tournament was only for experienced footballers? Nah. We got to see some of our favourite Nigeria celebs on the sandy football pitch as they showed of their mad skills. This includes: Sound Sultan, MC Lively, Josh2Funny, Sexy Steel, Ehiz and more.

5) The Who’s Who In Attendance:

We couldn’t keep calm when we sighted Governor of Lagos, Sanwo Olu — I know, such a rare honour to actually see him. The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, and the Honorable Minister for Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, also graced the event.

6) Music, Mingling & Cheerleading:

The constant music was enough to let us forget all of our home training. But, we acted with enough decorum to mingle as well. We love to meet new people, so we braved it and asked a couple of cheerleaders to teach us one or two things about cheer leading.

7) The Lions of Senegal:

Senegalese football team, The Sand Terranga Lions of Senegal, defended their crown once again by winning this year’s tournament.

This year’s Copa Lagos was so awesome and we are highly anticipating next year’s. Big ups to FCMB and Copa Lagos for such an amazing event.

Sponsored by
FCMB

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

January 15, 2022

Emily has stayed in Paris and barely survived, but can she survive here in Nigeria? Read this to find out.

Recommended Quizzes

December 3, 2019

Are you a professional Yoruba demon? Are you walking around in search of whose life you can wreck at any given time? Well, this quiz knows exactly how many hearts you’ve shattered to date, and before you lie that your result is inaccurate, just remember that Zikoko is never wrong. Now, take it and be […]

how much of an ajebutter
February 12, 2020

Are you an ajebutter or not? Well, if you’ve gone through life blissfully unaware of its harshness, then you probably are. Now, we want to know just how high you rank on that ajebutter scale, using your food preferences as a (very accurate) measure. Take to find out:

April 9, 2020

At some point in life, we all learnt that someone can be very intelligent and still lack common sense. That’s the difference between being book smart and being street smart. If you’re not sure where on the spectrum you fall, well, that’s what this quiz is here to tell you. Take it:

November 22, 2019

It can be very stressful when you’re trying to find the love of your life, but you only keep meeting people that are exactly like your yeye ex. To help you be more aware of that problem, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know the kind of people you are attracting. Take it to […]

February 26, 2020

Are you all set for marriage, or are you still figuring it out? Well, if you’re curious to know the answer, then this is the quiz for you. All you have to do is create your own ideal Nollywood wedding film, and we’ll tell you if you’re ready to say “I do”. Go ahead:

More from Gist

April 20, 2021

Feel like you’ve run out of interesting places to hangout or visit? We’ve got you. Iba Ajie is a new spot we highly recommend if you are looking to explore places in the Eastern part of Nigeria. If you’re wondering what makes this spot special, here are 5 reasons. 1. There is a Chophouse Yes, […]

August 11, 2020

Remember the Nigerian boy who was seen doing ballet pirouettes barefoot and in the rain, in that viral video? Well, he’s been offered a scholarship by the prestigious American Ballet Theater. With the help of American actresses Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo, the video garnered 15 million views, ultimately leading to Anthony Madu being offered […]

December 19, 2019

Nigeria is a shitty place for those who live here, many seek an escape route. But, amid the insecurities, bad economy, and the uncaring government, some things happened this year that make us feel thankful. Yeah, we know, hard to believe right? Yet we need to end the year on a positive note, so here are some […]

November 18, 2019

Nigerians are yet to come to terms with the fact that cats can be pets but now have to deal with the fact that someone thinks a lion is tame enough to have as a security guard. Reports now confirm that a two-year-old lion was discovered in a residential building in the Victoria Island area […]

November 4, 2019

The 8th edition of the popular beach soccer tournament, Copa Lagos held throughout the weekend at Eko Atlantic, VI. It had us loving the opportunity to immerse ourselves in enjoyment. You should know by now that we can’t pass up a chance to get the ultimate weekend experience. And you know the fun part? We […]

October 21, 2019

In case you went under the rock this weekend then you MISSED. There was a lot of excitement for our Nigerian superstar musicians and the spotlight was on them, big time. From the much anticipated Headies award, to the birth of Davido’s son, Naira Marley’s legwork and his subtle shade at the organizers of the […]

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X