Pele un­veils unique play­er­pow­ered en­ergy chal­lenge

Daily Trust - - SPORT - From Mo­hammed Shosanya, La­gos

The Shell-in­stalled ki­netic foot­ball pitch at the Fed­eral Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion (Tech­ni­cal) Akoka, La­gos was on the spot­light weekend as foot­ball le­gend Pele teamed up with Shell to bring to­gether Africa and Europe in a play­er­pow­ered en­ergy game; Pele’s En­ergy Chal­lenge.

The event helped launched ‘Make the Fu­ture Lon­don’, a fes­ti­val of ideas and in­no­va­tion ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing bright en­ergy ideas and pro­vid­ing a plat­form for in­no­va­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion and con­ver­sa­tion about the global en­ergy is­sues facing the world of to­day.

A state­ment from Shell said Pele’s En­ergy Chal­lenge show­cased the power of in­no­va­tive ki­netic tile tech­nol­ogy that con­verts foot­steps into re­new­able elec­tric­ity, adding that the chal­lenge fea­tured two teams that com­prised chil­dren from Lon­don and La­gos linked up via satel­lite.

‘The more en­ergy a player gen­er­ated on the tiles the more time they had to com­pete, di­rectly link­ing the tech­nol­ogy to the task. Shell pre­vi­ously in­stalled ki­netic foot­ball pitches in Rio and La­gos.

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