What is NFL Africa Touchdown?
The next generation of NFL stars could be discovered in Ghana after the NFL hosted its first official event on the continent here in Ghana.
A host of current NFL players with African roots were in the capital Accra for the inaugural NFL Africa Camp, from 21-22 June.
The week of activities – labelled ‘NFL Africa: The Touchdown’ – also featured a fan event and a clinic about flag football (a simpler non-contact version of NFL).
Forty players have been selected after participating in regional camps led by Osi Umenyiora, a two-time Super Bowl winner born in England to Nigerian parents and a ghanaian Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah . Linebacker of the Cleavland Browns.
Osi said “This camp is not only giving opportunities to great African athletes, it is also highlighting the incredible African athletes already in the NFL. The positive impact of this cannot be overstated.”
The set that were in Ghana this month, are Seattle Seahawks Uchenna Nwosu and Houston Texans Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (both with Nigeria roots), Cleveland Browns Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (Ghanaian) and Indianapolis Colts Kwity Paye (Liberian) and Mathias Kagimu Kiwanuka (Uganda)
IT ALL HAPPENED THROUGH THE JEREMIAH OWUSU CAMP IN GHANA - March and April 2022
Jeremiah Owusu Koramoah - Linebacker of the Cleveland Browns embarked on a journey to Ghana in March 2022 to host a camp in Takoradi and Accra. This camp was aimed at selecting Ghanaian prospects to attend the NFL Africa camp where prospects from all Africa will learn from NFL Legends. Jeremiah has a unique approach to his camps because he doesn't only target the game but the body mind and spirit. How to balance this 3 parameters to improve athletic performance. The Jeremiah Owusu Camp was coordinated by Mohammed Osman, President of Football Operations for Titans Of Africa.
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