Category: Sports

Serge Ibaka demands respect for Black lives around the world

Serge Ibaka is a power forward for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He was born in Congo Brazaville and is a member of the NBA winning Toronto Raptors team of 2019. In this article he talks on his views on the treatment of immigrants and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

By Aaron Rose | Sports Illustrated

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Major League Cricket signs two South Africans

By Nate Hays | Emerging Cricket

USA Cricket and ACE’s Major League Cricket have a couple of new professional signings from South Africa in Willem Ludick and Carmi Le Roux. The announcement was made this week by their representation: The Sporting Agents, via Instagram and YouTube.

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Derrick Otim : English-born Ghanaian Footballer drowns in Lake Keowee in South Carolina

by Dave Fraser | The Sun

FORMER Nottingham Forest star Derrick Otim has died aged 24. The English-born Ghanaian star drowned in Lake Keowee in South Carolina, USA – say reports in America.

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Makur Maker : Kenyan-born South Sudanese chooses Howard University to continue career

BY JERRY BEMBRY | The Undefeated

It was seen as somewhat of a tease when Makur Maker made a recruitment visit to Howard University last fall, before shifting into a serious discussion: What if a five-star recruit opted to play college basketball at a historically Black university?

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Richie Laryea: Powerful Ghanaian-Canadian defender signs new deal with Toronto FC

Richie Laryea, a Canadian with Ghanaian heritage, has extended his contract with Toronto FC after a fruitful negotiations.  The 25-year-old signed a fresh contract with the Red and White lads following his exploits at the club in his debut season.

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Tacko Fall: The Senegalese who is the tallest player in the NBA, talks about representing his country in the USA

By Oluwatosin Michael | Deythere.com

Senegal’s Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop is the tallest basketball player in the NBA. Tacko Fall who was born in Dakar, Senegal on 10th December 1995 is 24-years-old. He stands at 2.26 m and in an interview with NBA Africa talks about how he is representing his country and family in the United States of America.

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Jesse Iwuji: Nigerian-American NASCAR Driver condemns attacks on Bubba Wallace

By Ebimo Amungo

Jesse Iwuji, the Nigerian-American US Naval Officer who is one of two black drivers in the top 3 tier of NASCAR has condemned the racial attack on fellow driver Bubba Wallace, describing it as “sickening”.

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Tega Wanogho: The Nigerian prince who is set to rule American football

By The Nations

Prince Tega Wanogho left Nigeria largely unknown, but he has become synonymous with quality, mainly in the United States of America where he was recently drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. His story encapsulates the never-say-die attitude of the average Nigerian athlete, but fate played a crucial role in his becoming a football player as he had left Nigeria to pursue a career in basketball.

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Nigerian basketballer Promise Amukamara’s persistence is carrying her to the Olympics

Jeff Metcalfe | azcentral

Promise Amukamara is something of a throwback to the days when women’s basketball players went overseas after college and only surfaced in the U.S. consciousness during an Olympic year. 

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Namibia soccer star, Annouscka Kordom, Instills Hope with new foundation

by Sheefeni Nikodemus | The Namibian

“DREAMS really come true,” says Brave Gladiator Annouscka Kordom.

However, unlocking your dream requires sacrifice, perseverance and a helping hand. No sooner had she obtained her degree in sports and marketing management from the Corban University, than Kordom set out on her next adventure – to make a difference by assisting others get opportunities similar to what she had received.

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