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Esports: Kenya’s Bilal Mohammed crowned African Champion

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Kenya Esports player Bilal Mohamed has  won the African Championship after defeating Nigeria’s Chukwudi ‘Looks’Okoli 3-2 in Street Fighter 6 final held in Lagos, Nigeria.

The 25 year old marked his international debut in style following the win in at the Landmark Convention Centre in Lagos.

Bilal thanked the Esports Kenya Federation for the opportunity to play and called for more support to be given to Kenyan players for them to play in international tournaments

“I thank Allah for this blessing of a victory I’m my first tournament away from home. I am grateful to the Esports Kenya Federation for providing me with this opportunity to compete at the international stage. It feels amazing to conquer Africa. I hope this victory opens the door for more Kenyan esports players to compete internationally.”

On his part Esports Kenya President Ronny Lusigi congratulated Bilal while promising to take more Kenyan players to international competitions

“Kudos to Bilal. He has made Kenya Proud today. We are happy with his performance. It is testament to the progress we are making. Now we have the motivation to send many more Kenyan players to these international tournaments. We have a lot more in store this year and we urge our players to keep working hard. “

The competition drew participants  from 12 African countries including Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Cameroon, Angola and hosts Nigeria.

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