Tag: African sportsmen in America

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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Meet Nnamdi Ezenwa: The Nigerian-American Valedictorian At Thurgood Marshall Law School Class of 2020

By Brittany Ireland | HBCUBUZZ

Congratulations are in order for Nnamdi Ezenwa. For the first time in 13 years, the highest performing person in the graduating class at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University is a Black man.

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Aliphine Tuliamuk: Kenyan-Born American marathoner Talks About What She Learnt From Eliud Kipchoge

The Kenyan- born American marathoner shares how she is staying strong in hope and in wait of a fall marathon, and how Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has been her great source of inspiration.

By Evelyn Watta | The Olympic Channel

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Michael Jordan vs. Hakeem Olajuwon: Breaking down the Bulls-Rockets NBA Finals we never got to see

by Sam Quinn | CBS Sports

As Netflix airs Micheal Jordan’s “Last Dance” interest has increased in the NBA teams and stars of the 1990s. Contrary to popular belief, the NBA did, in fact, go on after Michael Jordan’s first retirement in 1993. Nearly two full seasons were played without him, and both of them crowned champions that weren’t the Bulls. History may remember the decade belonging entirely to Chicago, but a mini-dynasty was born immediately after their decline as the Houston Rockets, led by the Nigerian Hakeem Olawujon, snagged back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995. 

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Cameroonian Francis Ngannou Scores 20-Second Knockout Win At UFC 249

By Michael Corry | Pundit Arena

Cameroonian UFC fighter Francis Ngannou scored a petrifying 20-second knockout win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in front of an almost empty arena at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Ghanaian soccer sensation Edward Opoku undergoes successful surgery in USA

By Kickgh

The talented Ghanaian soccer sensation Edward Opoku has undergone a successful surgery in the United States of America (USA). The youth forward announced in a Facebook post that he has undergone a foot surgery .

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Tunmise Adeleye: How Nigerian connection was the driving force in recruitment top-tier defensive end

Ohio State University added to its already-special 2021 recruiting class by landing the commitment of four-star strongside defensive end Tunmise Adeleye of the IMG (Fla.) Academy. Adeleye is one of the elite talents in the country at his position. Ohio State University have their large Nigerian community to thank for his recruitment.

By Zack Carpenter | Eleven Warriors

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Nayel Nasser: the Egyptian-American Equestrian show jumper who is getting married to Bill Gates daughter, Jennifer.

by Ebimo Amungo

In 1997, the world was stunned when it was announced that Lady Diana, the Princess of Wales, was dating Dodi Fayed, an Egyptian and was set to marry him. On 29 January 2020, another Egyptian made international headlines when Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates,  announced that she is set to marry, Nayel Nasser, the Equestrian show-jumper who recently helped Egypt to qualify for the Olympics.

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Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets is set to play for Nigeria in the Olympics

By david keith | Go Tech Daily

While Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets has worked well with major league stars, it wasn’t enough to invite him to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympic. However, this 27-year-old didn’t stop from doing anything else to learn how to make basketball in games.According to a letter from Shams Charania of The Athletic, Dinwiddie obtained a Nigerian passport for him to play for Nigeria.

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