Lagos Marine American Football Canvasses for Sponsorship at ChristmasÂ

first_imgAccording the German Coach, the challenges have been interesting. “The challenges are how to make the ball popular in Lagos then Nigeria in a culture that is mainly looking at premiere league. Then to find the right people that are dedicated. Some go as long as four hours for practising everySaturday. It is not easy,” Mueller said.Indeed, since its establishment in November 2014, Lagos Marin is really taking shape. The team played against Ivory Coast Team this year and claimed victory back to the country. “It is not easy.But we are preparing for more international competition,” he said. On their target for 2018, Mueller assured Nigerians that Lagos Marine would go to the second leg in Côte De Voire which would require some sponsorship. “This will require some sponsorship on their side and on our side to help them come here and set up and negotiate. There may be another international game depending on who can make it here.”Reacting to the farewell match in his honour, Patrick Osinibi, lauded the coaches and the team for their support and unity since he became a member in 2014. “This match is a testimonial game for me; it is to appreciate the work I’ve done. I just got a job in Cameroon.”Although Osinibi is leaving, his one desire for the game is that the American football grows and becomes as popular as basketball in Nigeria. “We have so many Nigerian kids from good families that play in school. We want people from all background s to be part of it, too. So, we really need government at all levels to encourage this soccer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Lagos Marine Team  known for its relentless strikes and success has called for sponsorship to help the team meet up its next African competition in 2018 after its last victory RO Côte De Voire.It made this plea at its end-of-the year match the Campus Stadium, Lagos Island, Lagos at the weekend organised to honour on of its star players, Patrick Osinibi who is leaving the country.The Head Coach, Dominik Mueller, stated that if the Dangotes and the Adenugas of Nigeria could step into this game in terms of sponsorship, then the NFL would be willing to expand.“If you look at the US, born Nigerian players are making it in the NFL. Universities are developing youth talents to later become the teams. I can expect same thing from the Dangotes and the Adenugas to do same thing and bring the NFA down to Lagos. that is my vision. the money is there, the infrastructure is there. The NFL will be willing to expand,” he said.Speaking to newsmen on the pitch, Mueller, added that the intersport game among team members of Lagos Marine was simply to show fairness and sportsmanship in such a way that both the audience and the players would benefit.He said: “This is like an end of the year party for our brother who is leaving. We are going to do anything for him with equipment support to help him start something there. Those people as you know are tough in soccer.”last_img read more

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76ers dancer says she was ‘bullied and racially targeted’ for years while team ignored problem

first_imgThank you @treysongz , @hollywoodunlocked and you amazing people showing me support. I was scared to release this because I was bullied and racially targeted by my 76ers NBA teammates and former Teammates. I went to my coach Dayna Haftez and the Sixers organization crying out for help so many times. I sent the video above of me being racially profiled, bullied and threatened to my coach Dayna Haftez, Debbie Alpalucci, Lara Price the 76ers Senior Vice President of Business and HR seeking help. Nothing was done. They would move my things into the bathroom stall for me to get ready for games. They would make fun of my pictures in a group chat, talking about my black features and send me videos threatening my safety. I did not want them to run me away from a dream I always wanted to accomplish so I tried my hardest to remain strong through it all. I went through this for 3 years. When I auditioned for my 4th year this group of girls called me the night before on the phone saying “your BLACK ass will not be coming back”. I still went to the tryouts and unfortunately that was the end of my 76ers dance team career. It didn’t stop there. They proceeded to harass me by calling and leaving hateful racial videos saying they would come to the slums of West Philly Ghetto and physically harm me. I’m not from the ghetto and never lived in the ghetto but because I’m black they decided to say this laughing and giggling. They went around asking about me, finding out where I worked and called my employment saying things to get me fired. I would hate for this group of women who are still working and connected to the @sixers @philadelphiaflyers to hurt another young talented black girl. Sadly, I let this racial bullying incident from this group of women deter me from my dancing career. The women who racially bullied me – Annie Weiss aka Annie Fuhrman her pages @ mommycanyou @ projectstillhuman, Nicole Vernile Current Captain @76ersent , Kerri McDonald Current Dance Coach @76ersent , Danielle Dematteo @philadelphiaflyers Dance Coach, Malinda Ruth , Erica Hammel , Val Dematteo , Julie Kaskiw, Lauren Schwer, Krystal Almora aka Krystal Gregorio @KrystalAlmora , Coach Dayna HafetzA post shared by Yahné Coleman (@yahneofficial) on Jun 30, 2020 at 4:01pm PDTMORE: Information on the NBA’s Orlando return View this post on Instagram “[Other dancers] would move my things into the bathroom stall for me to get ready for games,” Coleman wrote. “They would make fun of my pictures in a group chat, talking about my black features and send me videos threatening my safety.”(Warning: NSFW) A former 76ers dancer said she was subjected to verbal abuse, often featuring race-related taunts, during her tenure with the NBA franchise and shared videos apparently sent to her by a fellow dancer to back up her claim.Yahne Coleman, who is Black, wrote in a detailed Instagram post that her complaints regarding the work environment around the dance team were ignored by upper management. Musical artist Trey Songz shared Coleman’s post to his own Instagram page, helping it gain widespread attention. The 76ers now say they are investigating Coleman’s claims.“We take this situation very seriously,” wrote the 76ers in a statement to NBC Sports Philadelphia. “We intend to investigate this matter immediately and remain committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and equality.”Coleman worked as a dancer for the 76ers for three years. She said she was denied a role with the team entering what would have been her fourth year on the job.last_img read more

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