Two-star athletes who deliver pathways for younger Africans to make their marks in American soccer and tennis are company on this weekend’s version of Globacom-sponsored African Voices on CNN Global.
African Voices Changemakers this 7 days celebrates the sterling achievements of the duo of Nigerian Osi Umenyiora, previous Countrywide Soccer League (NFL) participant and Joseph Oyebog, founder of a Tennis academy named soon after himself, will be on the 30-moment journal programme sponsored by telecommunications products and services company, Globacom.
Even though 40-yr-previous Umeyionra is marketing American soccer across Africa and furnishing African athletes with a pathway to be a part of the league, Oyebog, a previous tennis champion returns to his hometown to educate underprivileged youth and mentors them to purchase techniques both of those on and off the courtroom.
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Previous American football defensive finish, Umeyionra performed higher education football for Troy University prior to which he was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2nd spherical of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was a two-time Pro Bowl variety and retains the Giants franchise document for most sacks in just one recreation and one of five British-born gamers to have gained a Super Bowl.
Oyebog, a Cameroon Countrywide Champion in aggressive tennis will make the added benefits of tennis offered to underprivileged youngsters in his region. His Oyebog Tennis Academy, founded 23 yrs in the past, has coached around 12,000 youngsters in tennis, and relevant lifestyle abilities like teamwork, determination, perseverance, kindness and generosity.
The programme will be broadcast on DSTV Channel 401 on Saturday at 9.30a.m adopted by repeat broadcasts on Sunday 4.30a.m, 7.30a.m, 12.30p.m and 7.30p.m. One more repeat will be on air on Monday 4.00a.m and a two-element, 15- moment rebroadcast on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.45p.m.