Friday, 19 November 2010
Eucharia Uche is the head coach of Super Falcons, the current African Women football Champions. Uche entered the history books as the first Nigerian female to hold this position.
Previously Uche had served as assistant coach to the national female team from 2002 to 2008. She assisted Ismaila Mabo when the team participated in the 2000 Sydney Olympics as well as the AWC which the team won in South Africa that year. She also understudied Ntiero Effiong in 2002 for the country’s Under-20 team that featured in the World Cup in Canada,
Her third stint with the national team was as an assistant coach with the Under-20 Women’s team that participated in that version of the World Cup in Thailand. She had coached club sides like Delta Queens of Asaba , Ifeoma Babes of Warri, and Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt.
She attended a number of high profile coaching courses within and outside Nigeria. A graduate of Business Administration from the Delta State University, Uche attended the National Institute of Sports, NIS, in Lagos, and the Licence B Coaching Course in California, USA. She bagged a diploma in CAF coaching course held in South Africa. She also attended a number of courses organised by FIFA and the NFF, which include FIFA coaching certificate and the CAF instructors course in Tanzania.
Uche who hails from Mbaise, in Imo State also attended Egbu Girls Secondary School, Owerri.
Source: Newswatch Magazine
Friday, 12 November 2010
Chidi Obioma Ahanotu is a former American football defensive end in the NFL. Ahanotu was originally selected with the fifth pick of the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of California. He spent the first 8 years of his career with the Buccaneers. He then played for one year at the St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins before returning to the Bucs for one final year. He is currently ranked 5th all time in quarterback sacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise history with 34.5 Sacks. Chidi Ahanotu is ranked 6th best ever according to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List, behind Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, Simeon Rice, Dave Logan and Dave Pear.
Chidi Ahanotu retired from the NFL in 2005. After retiring he became the founder of Magellan Entertainment Inc a full service Talent Management Firm. One the firms biggest clients is World Champion Sprinter and World's Fastest Man Usain Bolt from Jamaica. Magellan Entertainment co-manages Usain Bolt with its partner Gina Ford of G2 Marketing. The firm also touts as one of its clients 3 time light heavyweight boxing champion Antonio Tarver. As president and founder of Magellan Entertainment Chidi has grown the firm's clients list to include musicians, producers, actors, models, digital media companies and professional athletes. Chidi himself as also grown his own repoire as an actor and a musician as a rapper, song writer, arranger, and executive producer.
Source(s): Linda Ikeji Blog, Wikipedia