Tag: African sportsmen in America

Efe Ajagba Makes Top Rank Debut with Decision win over Jonnie Rice

By Jake Donovan  | Boxing Scene

Nigerian Efe Ajagba hoped to make more of a statement in his first fight under new management. Instead, the heavyweight prospect had to settle for winning tonight and looking good the next time.

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Louis Oosthuizen | SA golf celebrates epic weekend

By SuperSport

In America, Louis Oosthuizen finished third in the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club and eight shots behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. The US Open is now the one Major where Oosthuizen has had the most top-10 finishes of four.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo | Greek-born Nigerian wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award

By TIM REYNOLDS | AP News

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a Greek born to Nigerian parents. The Milwaukee forward is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these NBA playoffs.

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Ajagba on Facing Joshua: Skills Control Power – I Have More Skills!

By BoxingScene Staff  

Heavyweight contender Nigerian-born Efe Ajagba is already eyeing some of the bigger names in the weight class – including IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Ajagba recently signed a promotional contract with Top Rank and hired James Prince as his manager.

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Roy Mubiru | Ugandan Powerlifter wins gold at 2020 WPA world championship

by DAVID ISABIRYE | kawowo Sports

The US-based Ugandan Powerlifter Roy Mubiru has smiled to the podium with a gold medal during the 2020 World Powerlifting Association (WPA) World championship held at Steel Beach Gym, Oakville Connecticut in the United States of America (USA).

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Joseph Awinongya | Meet 13-year-old Ghanaian Boxer with 13 USA Titles

by Ebenezer Quist | YEN

Joseph Awinongya Jr is a rising Ghanaian boxer has become a force to reckon with in the sport. The young boxer has already won 13 amazing national titles in boxing in America at his tender age.

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Ime Udoka | Nigerian-American in race to take over as coach of Chicago Bulls

By Justin Grasso | Sports Illustrated

The Philadelphia 76ers have granted the Chicago Bulls permission to interview Ime Udoka for the vacant head coach position, a source confirmed to Sports Illustrated on Monday night. Udoka, who spent the 2019-2020 NBA season as Brett Brown’s top assistant, has been on Chicago’s radar for quite some time now.

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Mouhamed Lamine Mbaye | Senegalese forward reacts to ASU offer

By MASON KERN  | 247 Sports

In his native country of Senegal in West Africa, Mouhamed Lamine Mbaye grew up learning Taekwondo, reaching black belt status before shifting his focus to a new pursuit in December of 2016. That endeavor was basketball, which he picked up quickly, as evidenced by his qualification for the Senegalese national team merely a year later.

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Mwadi Mabika | How the Olympics changed the life of Congolese legend

By FIBA.

 NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo already knew who Mwadi Mabika was from his regular trips to their native Democratic Republic of Congo, but what the then Atlanta Hawks star didn’t know was how great she would become down the line. And although Mabika achieved huge success with the Los Angeles Sparks, fate dictated that the city of Atlanta would play a significant part in the two-time WNBA champion’s life.

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Israel Adesanya | Nigerian-born UFC star commends NBA players for racial injustice boycott

By Danny Segura | USAToday

Nigerian-born Israel Adesanya is siding with some of his fellow professional athletes’ decision to halt play in protest of a police shooting in Wisconsin earlier this week. The UFC middleweight champion said he commends NBA players for boycotting play in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in Kenosha.

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