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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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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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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