Monthly Archives: November 2013
Pick A Book Not A Knife, Shoot A Ball Not A Gun – Olumide Oyedeji Basketball Clinic Comes To South East London
Olumide Oyedeji is an Ex- NBA basketballer, and the captain of the Nigerian National Basketball team. He has been running this basketball clinic fully self-funded for 15 years in the US, Nigeria, China, Japan, and other locations worldwide. The essence of this camp is to teach the teenagers about responsibility, discipline, team spirit and a sense of identity. This is the first time the camp has come down to the UK and the kids are excited. Afrocentricity unleashed visited the Damilola Taylor centre, Peckham in South East London yesterday to witness the opening day of the basketball camp. There were about 20 kids aged between 13 and 17 receiving instructions on basketball, learning preliminary dribbling skills, shooting skills and stretches. They seemed excited, bubbly and generally having a lot of fun. If you live around these areas, please encourage your children to attend if only for the lessons they might learn regarding being responsible in the soceity. The camp ends tomorrow in a grand style with some music artistes, and popular DJs performing at the venue. We will be posting some pictures from the day very soon.
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The date was the 18th of November, 2013, and It was an electric atmosphere with everyone in high spirits! The italians scored first in the 12th minute when Guiseppe Rossi received a pass from Mario Balotelli, and scored a beautiful goal.
This did not deter the Nigerian fans from chanting, singing, clapping and stamping just to encourage the super eagles…It worked at the 35th minute when Shola Ameobi who plays for Newcastle United, and a newly recruited member of the Nigerian national team, crossed the ball from the left side of the 18 yard box, and Dike neatly headed right over Salvatore Sirigu into the net. The second goal, 4 minutes later, was sheer brilliance, and sublime football! Victor Moses passed the ball to Francis Benjamin (at the left side of goal) who then crossed the ball which found Shola Ameobi, with a fantastic strike,Nigeria scored their second goal. The italians were unrelenting and came back with gusto in the second half with the introduction of a renowned player as a substitute. Andrea Pirlo received a round of applause from both sets of fans .The “Italian persistence” soon paid off 3 minutes into the second half when Giaccherini banged in the equalizer. A couple of attempts, wood work pummelling and wide shots by the italians later, the match ended in a 2-2 draw. It was a brilliant match, and one fans from both sides will remember for a long time to come. Check out some pictures below.
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A duo on his album will be m.A.A.d!
All in the Cosmopolitan December issue. Grab yourself a copy.
Congrats to the next Mrs. Tee Billz
And Tee Billz turns up at the “Hen night”? We guess he was missing her already 🙂