Nigerian Chinedu Harrison
has broken and set a Guinness Book of Record
for the Farthest distance walked with ball on the head.
Nigerian footballer based in Cambodia, Harrison Chinedu, has broken the Guinness World Record for the farthest distance traveled while balancing a football on his head and cover a distance of over 45. 64km reports afriwap.com
. The record was set in 2014 as Indian soldier NaibSubedar Azad Singh traveled a distance of 45.64km.
Chinedu began his journey yesterday Sunday 06 March at 7am from Kilometre 46 at the RCCG Redemption Camp and broke the record by not allowing the ball to touch the ground before reaching the National Stadium in Surulere.
The history-making event which was flagged off by representative of Minister of Youth and Sports, Demola Ali, after the ball and his head was inspected by President of Nigeria Referees Association, Tade Azeez assisted by former FIFA-badged referee and senior lecturer at the National Institute for Sports, Dr. Alex Mana, and ex- Olympian, Henry Amike, saw him trek from the Redeemed Camp to the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. At the National Stadium, he trekked round the main bowl eleven times to break the record before trekking further eleven times to set a new record. Chinedu told National Mirror that he was happy to put Nigeria in the World Records, even as he ascribed his feat to hard work and dedication.
The athlete, who expressed appreciation to the Rafiu Oladipo Sports Foundation which organised the event, for believing in his abilities, stated that his greatest challenge during the event was when he nearly had a muscle strain at Berger Bus Stop.
“I am happy that the scare gave way immediately to enable me continue the journey unhindered,”
“I thank the Rafiu Oladipo Sports Foundation for encouraging me both financially and otherwise and also made contacts with the Guinness Book of World Records office to ensure the event took place.”
President of the Foundation, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, who doubles as President of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, recalled that the foundation received less support at inception of the event.
“I am happy that it saw the light of the day in the end,”
Ladipo remarked. Ladipo described Chinedu as a Nigerian sports ambassador and pledged his foundation’s sponsorship for the athlete to
“We are also committed to helping any talented Nigerian youth put the country’s name on the world map,”
the NFSC boss concluded.
watch him breaking and setting the world record below
Congrats Chinedu Harrison
for making Nigerians proud.