The U.S. Consulate General in collaboration with the Global Air Drone Academy and the Lagos State Ministry of Education on Saturday hosted Africa’s first drone soccer competition in Lagos.

Drone soccer is the world’s newest e-sport played with flying quadcopters in protective plastic exoskeletons designed for full-contact game play. It’s the only educational robotics competition that is also an international sport, sanctioned by the World Air Sports Federation in 2018.

Eight girl-led teams selected from 71 student teams from public high schools across Agege, Alimosho and Ifako Ijaiye communities of Lagos Education District 1 participated in the keenly-contested competition.

The Pace Setters Team from Ijaiye Housing Estate Senior Grammar School emerged the winners of the tournament. Alisgrams Team from Alimosho Senior Grammar School and Alpha Team from Abesan Senior High School claimed second and third place positions respectively.

The three best…