Blog Posts - Sports Stars

And Now A Word From Our Gambling Sponsor … March Madness.

Of course, I could only be talking about my buddy and gambling recovery expert, Arnie Wexler. He knows the in’s and out’s of College Basket Ball and Sports Betting Mania Gambling!   . . So here are a few thoughts from Arnie Wexler ab...

Ntando Msibi- From Street Kid to Pro Surfer.

Why are you here? What is your purpose on earth? Not many give these questions any thoughts as they journey through life, eventhough every one should, for we are all here for a purpose; to fill a gap, create solutions and change existing narratives.
by Konnect Africa on Aug 21, 2015

Dikembe Mutombo is the Most Generous Athlete in the World

Mr. Dikembe Mutombo was born in Kinshasa in 1966 in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He grew up in a comfortable home with his parents and siblings in a city with high crime and poverty rates. In high school, Mutombo was an excelle...
by Konnect Africa on Jul 14, 2015

Celebrating Nigeria’s High Jump Queen, Doreen Amata as she Hits New Record.

Doreen Amata’s target is to set a new national record, jump above 2m and secure her third consecutive All-Africa Games title in 2015.  One can tell that she is well on her way… The All-Africa Games two-time champion proved her ability at the IAA...
by Konnect Africa on May 26, 2015

Après-match: Price transporte son équipe vers une trentième victoireé le 27 janvier 2015 à 22:32 parLe Tire-BouchonRejoignez Le Tire-Bouchon via Twitter, Facebook ou par courrielAmateurs de hockey et surtout du Canadien…C’est terminé, le mor...
by Sainte Flanelle on Jan 28, 2015

​Price brille face aux Stars et le Canadien l’emporte difficilement janvier 2015 |Robert Laflamme - La Presse canadienne | HockeyPhoto: Paul Chiasson La Presse canadienneL'attaquant du Tricolore Brendan Gallagher effectue une pirouette en deuxième période après avoir été mi...
by Sainte Flanelle on Jan 28, 2015

Adedayo Akinbode – Running Marathons Anywhere and Everywhere

In a country where there are more sprinters than long distance runners, indeed, Nigeria has a rare breed in Adedayo Akinbode.
by Konnect Africa on Jan 23, 2015

David Lekuta Rudisha – Africa’s Winning Man.

David Lekuta Rudisha is the current Olympic champion and World record holder in the 800 metres as well as the current Olympic Champion at the distance. He was the first to run under 1:41.00 for the event, and he holds the three fastest, six of th...
by Konnect Africa on Sep 30, 2014

Abreham Cherkos Feleke- Ethiopia’s Rising Star.

It appears Ethiopia has got more than her fair share of track exploits and experts.  One may never be able to comprehensively sing of Africa’s first-rate accomplishments in the international athletic sphere without mentioning Ethiopia’s vast con...
by Konnect Africa on Sep 16, 2014

Dejen Gebremeskel- Another Ethiopian Track King.

Growing up in Gulo-Makeda Woreda, a one horse part of Ethiopia would be considered boring and totally depressing by many youngsters, but not Dejen who simply enjoyed the tranquility his little town offered him. He would wake up very early each mornin...
by Konnect Africa on Sep 2, 2014

Aberu Kebede Shewaye- Africa’s Shining Star.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia stands out in the great continent of Africa for several unique reasons. Its beautiful capital city of Addis Ababa is a joy to behold. Ethiopia is a society with more than 80 ethnic groups, the second most p...
by Konnect Africa on Aug 5, 2014

Aselefech Mergia Medessa- Ethiopia’s Track Princess and her Mega Moves.

Our dreams will come true, and our goals will be achieved if we have the courage and passion to pursue them. Aselefech has proved this point extensively. Her decision to be the best anyone can be on track propels her to give more than any average ath...
by Konnect Africa on Jul 31, 2014

Dennis Kimetto – The Farmer who Became a World-class Sprinter.

  Dennis Kimetto’s outstanding performance at the 2013 Chicago Marathon remains atop the list of his most celebrated victories. Born in Eldoret, Kenya in January, 1984, Dennis remained a subsistent farmer until he discovered his true passion. The...
by Konnect Africa on Jul 10, 2014

Kipchoge Hezekiah “Kip” Keino- Much More than a Sporting Hero.

While Plato argued that leaders are born and not made, Likert a member of the behavioral school of thought insisted that leadership can be learnt; therefore leaders are made and not born. Leaders born or made? The argument continues…………… No...
by Konnect Africa on Jul 8, 2014

Theodore Ernest “Ernie” Els- Pro Golfer and One of Africa’s Best.

He has often been described as having the right game to finally be the golfer to beat Woods in a major. Born 17 October 1969, Ernie Els is a South African professional golfer who is celebrated for his exceptional and fluid golf swing. He stands 6 ft...
by Konnect Africa on Jun 12, 2014

Joseph Michael Yobo; A Super Eagle on and off the Field

Tomorrow, June 12, the World Cup officially kicks off! We have got world cup fever in our bones, and our African Star this bright sunny day, is none other than Nigeria’s Joseph Yobo; presently quartered in Brazil with the rest of the Super Eagles a...
by Konnect Africa on Jun 11, 2014

Amantle Montsho- Top-Class Sprinter Like no Other.

  She came quite young, unassuming, and determined. The journey was not easy; she made sacrifices, worked relentlessly, made mistakes, failed repeatedly; yet she pressed on. She had every reason to run, this time not on the tracks but out of it, and...
by Konnect Africa on Apr 23, 2014

Emily Chebet Muge- The World Class Sprinter

With each day come new opportunities; to make things right, take life a bit more seriously or even to make life changing decisions. A lot of people recognize this, some others claim they do, while only a few actually act on it. Emily Chebet Muge is o...
by Konnect Africa on Jan 8, 2014

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré- the Football Giant and All-time Record Breaker

Who does it better than our very own Gnegneri Yaya Toure; the extremely gifted and versatile footballer? This top class Ivorian footballer is known and respected for his consistency, accuracy and unbeatable dexterity on the pitch. He is the kind of p...
by Konnect Africa on Dec 3, 2013

Great Pictures of the Victorious Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the 2013 Under 17 World Cup

It seemed just like a fairy tale. The boys went all the way. I am talking about the Victorious Golden Eaglets of Nigeria who this evening, stunned the Mexicans to a 3-0 victory and lifted the 2013 Under 17 World Cup. Really really amazing stuff, I te...
by Konnect Africa on Nov 12, 2013

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