BY JOE APU
A Nigerian, Harrison Chinedu said he is set to break the Guinness Book of World Records come March 6th, 2016 when he will attempt to walk with a ball on his head and cover a distance of over 45. 64km.
To make Chinedu’s dream come true, the Dr. Rafiu Ladipo Sports Foundation is backing the young Nigerian based in Cambodia to attempt breaking the record and also have betnaija footing the bill.
Speaking recently in Lagos ahead of the event which is going to have officials of the Guinness Book of World Record, Dr. Ladipo said he was confident that the footballer can break the official record for balancing a football on the head while walking.
An Indian soldier, Naib Singh broke the world record for travelling the farthest distance balancing a football on the head after walking a total distance of 45.64km in his country in 2014. Singh lowered the earlier record set by Bangladesh’s Abdul Halim, who travelled 15.2 Km balancing a football on his head at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on October 22, 2011, to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
And Chinedu, who had since developed a love for the sport, said he had his sights set on smashing Singh’s record to etch his name into the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Dr. Rafiu Oladipo Sports Foundation has presented Chinedu with an opportunity to make a name for himself and Nigeria, and the athlete said he won’t disappoint on March 6 when he has been scheduled to balance a football on his head walking from the Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos the finish line.