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Nigerian, Ghana and Kenya Represented at Winter Olympics, LIVE on Kwesé Free Sports

Nigerian, Ghana and Kenya Represented at Winter Olympics, LIVE on Kwesé Free Sports

15:45 SAST | 13 Feb 2018

Kwesé Free Sports brings you the Nigerian Women’s Bobsleigh Team, Ghana’s Akwasi Frimpong in Men’s Skeleton, Kenya’s Sabrina Simader in Alpine Skiing and Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo in Women’s Skeleton.

Kwesé Sports is keeping Africa chilled with PyeongChang 2018, otherwise known as the Winter Olympics. Africa is not known for its snow or its winter athletes. But, this hasn’t stopped some determined competitors from overcoming the odds to take their spots in South Korea. This year there are thirteen athletes from eight African countries competing: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Madagascar, South Africa, Togo and Eritrea.

But, it’s Nigeria who have captured the imagination of the sport-loving public. In an echo of Cool Runnings – based on the true story of a Jamaican Bobsleigh team at the 1988 Olympics – Nigeria is competing in the women’s Bobsleigh. Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumer were all born in America, but their Nigerian heritage has made them eligible to fly the green and white flag. They’re fast becoming a world-wide sensation, helped by their bubbly personalities and an entertaining appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Like the Jamaicans were a sensation in 1988 at Calgary, they too could become the talking point of 2018.

As for Simidele Adeagbo, her story is especially interesting. She’s a four-time American College track and field record holder. She unfortunately missed out in a spot at the Summer Olympics, but when she heard about the Nigerian Women’s Bobsleigh team she wrote to them asking to become the fourth member. They told her that the men’s bobsleigh is a four-member event, but the women’s is only two. However, she was invited to try out for skeleton. The skeleton is a small one-person sled that you push for 30 metres before jumping on face-down. Adeagbo’s power and speed were enough to see her through and now she’ll be competing at the Winter Olympics, after only a few months’ of training.

Kenya’s Sabrina Simader also cuts an inspiring figure. She is Kenya’s second Winter Olympics athlete and will debut in Alpine Skiing. Although Simader was born in Kenya, she was raised in Austria, and goes by the sobriquet ‘Snow Leopard’. Ghana also has a man to watch, with Akwasi Frimpong representing his nation’s hopes in the Men’s Skeleton. In the Olympic spirit of unity and sharing Kwesé Sports is committed to bringing you the African stories free on Kwesé Free Sports (KFS). The best way to stay current is to look out for PyeongChang 2018: AM News (KFS, Daily at 9:00 CAT) and PyeongChang 2018: PM News (KFS, Daily at 16:00 CAT). Plus, there’s also PyeongChang Daily Highlights on KFS at 19:30 CAT.

But if you want to enjoy the events LIVE, then catch Sabrina Simader in the Women’s Giant Slalom (KFS, 14 February at 3:10 CAT and 15 February at 6:40 CAT). To see Akwasi Frimpong look out for Men’s Skeleton Heats (KFS, 15 February at 2:55 CAT). And if you want to see Nigeria’s Simidele Adeagbo then don’t miss the Women’s Skeleton Heats (KFS, 16 February & 17 February at 13:15 CAT). And for the big one – the Nigerians in the Women’s Bobsleigh, watch that LIVE on KFS, 20 & 21 February at 13:45 CAT.

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