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Thabo Sefolosha might be traded

Written by Shirlene Brown | February 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

South African/Swiss player, Thabo Sefolosha, probably one of the most valuable players on the Thunder team, has been rumoured to have been mentioned in trade talks. He is considered one of their most valuable players, and has started in every game since he was drafted (except the very first one).

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Andre Tyler Iguodala – a nugget for the Golden State Warriors

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Andre Iguodala, a Nigerian/American basketball player, is a small forward/shooting man with the Golden State Warriors.  He was drafted into the NBA in 2004 by the Philadelphia 76ers where he played for 8 years.  He then moved to the Denver Nuggets in 2012 where he played for a year before moving to the Golden State Warriors.

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Oklahoma City Thunder look to Serge Ibaka for salvation

Written by Shirlene Brown | November 1, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Serge Ibaka, the Congolese power forward with the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team, has them now leaning heavily on him since the loss of Kevin Martin to the Timberwolves.

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Dami Bakare – Leaps above the competition in volleyball

Written by Shirlene Brown | November 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Dami Bakare is a Nigerian volleyball player who competed in the London 2012 Olympics for Great Britain.  At 6ft 5 inches, his jumps are so high that it is reported that the equipment at the training center in Bath was unable to measure his leaps.

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Eniola Aluko – Success in America leads to success in Europe

Written by Shirlene Brown | November 20, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Although Eniola was a great soccer player, she was not considered a great striker by many fans in England.   Ironically, it wasn’t until she played for the St. Louis Athletica that she was considered worthy of attention.

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Prince Amukumara – New York Giants cornerback

Written by Shirlene Brown | November 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Prince Amukamara | New York Giants #20 | Corner Back

Prince Amukumara was born in Leominister, Massachussetts, to Nigerian parents.   The grandson of the Chief of Awo-Omamma in Imo State in Nigeria, he is next in line to be Chief.

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Ogum Chijindu proves the Lingerie Football League is serious football

Written by Shirlene Brown | December 12, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Ogum Chijindu is a player in the Lingerie Football League and she is serious about football. Known as the “Nigerian Knockout”, she plays for the LA Temptations as a wide receiver and a safety.

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Amobi Okoye Teaches American football in Nigeria

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 2, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Amobi Okoye is determined to help his country in several ways using his celebrity status to garner support.  Okoye is a defensive tackle for the Houston Texans and was the youngest player ever to be drafted into the NFL in the first round (he was 19 years old).

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Akwasi Owusu-Ansah – Dallas Cowboys’ Cornerback

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Akwasi was chosen to fill a spot that is much needed by the Dallas Cowboys.  With only three cornerbacks, they have struggled to get a  fourth that they can train to be a strong starter cornerback in the future.  Akwasi seems to fit this mold–tall with speed.   An All-American Honorable Mention at Ohio State University he recorded the fastest 40 yard dash time.

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Osi Umenyiora says sorry to the fans

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

I have to give it to him.  Osi seems to be a class act when it comes to the game and the fans.  In an interview with the media, he apologized for a relatively poor show by the Giants team.

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Tamba Hali – Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker

Written by Shirlene Brown | October 27, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Tamba Hali, the Liberian playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, has been touted as one of the most gifted and valuable players.  He leads the team in sacks (4.5) and fumbles (2) and has been far and away the most consistent force rushing the passer. Some feel that he is directly responsible for drastically improving the Chiefs’ pass rush game.

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