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What every aspiring athlete should know

If you dream of one day becoming a sports great like Michael Jordan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Drobga, E’to, or Serena Williams, you should know that what happens off the sports field can sometimes be just as important as on. While celebrity may come from the sport, every athlete needs to think about life outside the game if they want to have a long and prosperous career.

 

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Small town golfer with big dreams

Golf is a complex sporting code that, like other sports, requires a great amount of dedication. Aphiwe Mgcotyelwa, a Business Administration student at Walter Sisulu University comes from a small rural town called Port St Johns (PSJ) in the outskirts of the wild coast in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Mgcotyelwa started his career in golf back in 2002. “I was the first junior golfer in PSJ,” recalls Mgcotyelwa. “At the same time I was also a caddy, carrying golf bags for tourists and other golfers for money.”

 

 

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LeBron James - Heat or Cavaliers?

LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Heat, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in play. NBA free agency this summer took an odd turn over the weekend, when Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh opted out, everyone had assumed they had a plan in place to return to Miami with LeBron. Just where LeBron James might sign as a free agent is yet to be known.

   

Profiles

Pre-Med Ugandan becomes pro-snowboarder

Brolin Mawejje, a pre-med, pro- snowboarder determined to prove that your circumstance should never determine who you are to be in the future by chronicling it into a movie called Far from Home. Born in Uganda and subsequently left for the USA at the age 14 to live with his mother, Youth Fit Africa had a chat with this 22 year Old’s journey.

 

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Jump shot during South Sudan basketball game

Jump shot in South Sudan

Jump shot during South Sudan basketball game

With a light rain falling, a young member of an NBA Africa basketball camp in Juba shoots a jump shot during a practice game attended by South Sudanese refugee NBA Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng.

Photo: Tim Freccia / Enough Project

Where: Juba, South Sudan

 

 

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Ghana and Portugal disappointment

Representing one of three African teams in the group stages, Ghana yesterday sealed its fate, failing to produce the required goals to advance to the quarter finals, regardless of Portugal’s victory. Both teams suffered a distressing end to their World Cup dreams, when Ghana failed to score the required 3 goals and Portugal 5, which automatically made USA and Germany advance to the quarter finals.

   
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