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Former Raptors 905 Coach Wumi Agunbiade is Changing Canadian Basketball

By Aaron Rose | Sports Illustrated

Omowumi is far more than just a name for former Toronto Raptors 905 coach, Omowumi “Wumi” Agunbiade. For the 28-year-old Nigerian-Canadian, it’s a purpose. The name comes from her Yoruba heritage and means “I love children.” As she’s now proving, her family named her right.

For the past year, Agunbiade has been giving back to her community. She started a high school basketball scouting service known as Hoopers Loop that helps bring attention to Canadian girls basketball. It’s the kind of program that Agunbiade said she never really had when she was coming up through the girls basketball system a decade ago.

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Winnipeg’s Nigerian community makes noise for national basketball team

By Erin Brohman

Winnipeg’s Nigerian community made some noise for their national basketball team when they landed in the city Thursday afternoon.

Team Nigeria’s arrival at Winnipeg’s airport was met with drums, song, dance, hugs, flags and even the presentation of flowers to the team captain. The team will face Canada on Friday in their second exhibition clash in the lead-up to the FIBA World Cup in China.

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Nigeria remains undeterred by Canada defeat

By Samuel Ahmadu

The Super Falcons suffered their first defeat to the North Americans in a friendly but their gaffer is unfazed by the latest setback.

Thomas Dennerby is untroubled by Nigeriawomen’s setback following a 2-1 defeat to Canada in a friendly at Pinatar Arena.

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