Tag: African sportsmen in America

A Nigerian football player’s journey to U.S. citizenship

By DESTINI AMBUS

Prince Michael Sammons finds strength through God and comfort in family. Sammons, an offensive lineman for the Auburn Tigers and native of Nigeria, received his American citizenship earlier this semester. It was a long process for Sammons to get to America, but it was even longer for him to gain his citizenship.

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Nigerian Immigrant Eloquently Explains Why He’s the ‘Real American’ After Breaking MAGA UFC Fighter’s Jaw

Could this fight and subsequent interview have been the moment Donald Trump took a deep dislike of Nigerian immigrants?

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Basketball Africa League reveals teams; Hennessy activates NBA partnership

By Jabari Young

The Basketball Africa League is set after the 12 teams that will participate in the inaugural season next month were announced during the National Basketball Association’s 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago.

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Africans in the Bronx Find Family on the Soccer Field

One day nine years ago, Abrourazakou Bawa, a truck driver originally from Togo, was in his home borough of the Bronx when he noticed a disappointed kid walking with a soccer ball under his arm.

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Greg Joseph’s influence on South Africa’s love for American football

South Africa’s Love for American football is Growing due the exploits of the Tennessee Titans  kicker Greg Joseph

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Africans in Sports team visit Nigerian- American basketballer Victor Oladipo

The Africans in Sports team traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to sit down with All-Star Nigerian basketball player Victor Oladipo to learn how his Nigerian roots impact his NBA Career.

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Nigerian-American, Nneka Ogwumike, helps USA Women’s National Team Defeats Nigeria 76-71

Nigerian-American, Nneka Ogwumike, was voted Most Valuable Player after helping the USA women basket ball team secure a win over her native country.

It took nearly all 40 minutes for the 2020 USA Basketball Women’s National Team (3-0, 17-1) to earn its 76-71 victory over Nigeria (1-2) in the final game at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Sunday night in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Derrick Nnadi taps into wisdom and drive of his true hero, his Nigerian-born father

Derrick Nnadi has been in the news recently for two reasons- He was part of the Kansas City Chiefs team that won the Super Bowl. He also sponsored the adoption of 109 dogs to celebrate the win. Derrick Nnadi has always had one hero. His Nigerian-born father.

By Nate Taylor 

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‘I’ve always loved dogs’ says Chiefs’ Derrick Nnadi as he hands over check to sponsor 109 dog adoptions after Super Bowl win

By Rebecca Gannon

Nigerian-American Derrick Nnadi set the internet on fire this week after the Chiefs won the Super Bowl for what he did off the field: he sponsored the adoptions of every dog who was at the KC Pet Project before the game.

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Nigerian-American Derrick Nnadi pays adoption fees for every single dog from a Kansas City shelter after winning the Super Bowl

By Scottie Andrew and Francisco Guzman. CNN

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle, Nigerian-born Derrick Nnadi vowed to pay the adoption fees for more than 100 dogs if his team won the Super Bowl. The Chiefs won. And Nnadi made good on his promise.
Now, thanks to his generosity, every kennel at one of KC Pet Project’s animal shelters is empty.

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Oklahoma University men’s basketball: Kur Kuath’s journey from Sudan to America makes playing for Sooners a ‘blessing’

by ABBY BITTERMAN

Before Kur Kuath turned 2 years old, his family was homeless and forced to live in a Catholic church in Egypt.

Civil war had ripped apart his native Sudan. His family found itself in the midst of a year-plus-long journey that would take them thousands of miles to a new life in America.

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CROSS COUNTRY: LOMONG BROTHERS RUN TO BETTER LIFE IN U.S.

By Marcus Horton

At the Big Ten Cross Country Championships in 2018, then-junior Ohio State cross country runner Alex Lomong ran the third-fastest outdoor 800-meter time in program history.

Nearly three decades earlier, his brother Lopez Lomong ran for his life, escaping entrapment as a child soldier in South Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War.

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The Nigerian-American Nightmare: The remarkable story of Kamaru Usman’s father

BY JOSEPH MAYALL

Kamaru Usman inside the UFC Octagon
No stranger to variety, the podcast of UFC commentator Joe Rogan, The Joe Rogan Experience, has been the launchpad for countless remarkable stories that span a gamut of topics from bowhunting, to artificial intelligence, to zany conspiracy theories, and everything in between.

One of the podcast’s more fascinating discussions was provided by UFC welterweight champion Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman: during his appearance on the show, Usman made it known that his father, Muhammed Usman, was serving a 15-year sentence in a federal penitentiary for crimes Kamaru believes his father didn’t commit.

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Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei Breaks Marathon World Record in Chicago

A record that seemed untouchable for years fell in 2:14:04. The run whacked 81 seconds off the previous women’s mark. 


By Matthew Futterman and Talya Minsberg

This city lived up to its billing as host of America’s fastest major marathon on Sunday as Brigid Kosgei of Kenya set a women’s world record.

A day after Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier for the 26.2-mile distance, albeit in an event that did not count as a world record, his countrywoman Kosgei shattered Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record, which no woman had come close to in the past 16 years.

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Israel Adesanya: ‘Once the Nigerians pull up … it’s gonna be over for a lot of years in the MMA world’

Inside the strong and growing bond between the top Nigerian fighters in UFC

BY DORIC SAM


Israel Adesanya had never met Sodiq Yusuff despite the fact that both fighters hail from Lagos, Nigeria. But Adesanya, who has lived in New Zealand since he was 11, had the good fortune of making the four-hour trip to Australia in December to watch Fight Night 142: Adelaide, where Yusuff would be making his UFC debut.

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