Erlend Fagerli and Aguska Mnich storm to victory at Nairobi World Freestyle Football Championships

FOOTBALL Erlend Fagerli and Aguska Mnich storm to victory at Nairobi World Freestyle Football Championships

Mark Kinyanjui 14:00 - 26.11.2023

In his last official competition, Erllend confirmed his status of greatest of all time and took his 10th title back to Norway, while Polish icon Aguska Mnich conquered her sixth World Championship.

Norwegian legend Erlend Fagerli affirmed his status as the greatest freestyle footballer of all time, bowing out in style with his tenth World title after beating French rising star Tristan Gac in the men’s final of the first-ever World Freestyle Football Championship held in Nairobi on Saturday.

The attending spectators also witnessed the extraordinary feat of Polish superstar Aguska Mnich, who beat Dutch powerhouse Jasmijn Janssen in the female Final and secured her sixth World Championship. 

Laura Biondo, from Venezuela, and Jesse Marlet, from the Netherlands, took the bronze medals in their respective categories.

The 2023 edition of the World Freestyle Football Championship, organised by the World Freestyle Football Association together with prestigious Kenyan agency Homeboyz, was the first World Final to take place under the new competitive structure of the Pulse Series, with qualification events happening across all continents in the world.

 For the first time as well, the event was broadcast on the TikTok channel of Italian football giants Juventus, where it achieved massive success.

The event week also included a series of legacy activities aimed at giving back to the local community in Nairobi, who generously supported the athletes during their time in the Kenyan capital.

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“I’m just… so happy”, said Erlend Fagerli, the newly-crowned Freestyle Football male World Champion.

 “It’s very special to win such a tournament right before retiring from the professional circuit. I wasn’t sure I was going to win at all - the level this year was incredibly high. It’s amazing how the sport has evolved since I started!”

“I’ve been working so hard for this… I almost can’t believe it happened”, said Aguska Mnich, the new female World Champion.

 “It’s truly a dream to be here and be World Champion again. I had many difficulties on the way here, but thanks to my trust in God, I’ve finally made it. I know it wasn’t me - it’s all thanks to Him”.

About the WFFA

Organised in various formats since 2008, the official World Freestyle Football Championship is the prime tournament in the sport, open to male and female freestylers from every single country on the planet.

Held in a different city every year, the Finals of the World Championship are doubtlessly the most thrilling and competitive events of the circuit – a magic stage in which the most talented athletes show off their skills against their peers from other countries, continents, and cultures.

For more details about the World Freestyle Football Championship, please visit the official website of the WFFA at

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The WFFA Pulse Series are a succession of highly competitive tournaments that act as regional qualifiers and serve to identify who makes it to the Finals of the World Freestyle Football Championship.

Each of the five regions into which the WFFA has divided the world (North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific) has a specific number of dedicated slots in the World Championship.

This ensures that every region is represented in the most competitive event of the Freestyle Football circuit. Besides that, and thanks to Pulse Online, there is also an extra spot for freestylers who live in remote countries or were injured at the time of their closest Pulse Event.