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Sports News of Thursday, 29 April 2021

Source: Olamilekan Olusada, Contributor

Chairman diaspora congratulates Nigerian who emerged first Nigerian WWB head coach

The Member representing Oluyole Federal Constituency, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K has congratulated a Diasporan, Dr Ganiyat Adedutan, who was recently named WWB head coach at Colgate University, New York. This makes her the ninth women’s basketball head coach in the history of Division 1.

In a statement issued by her Media Aide, Akande-Sadipe, who Chairs the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs revealed how proud the Committee is in the achievement of another Nigerian in Diaspora.

Dr Ganiyat Adeduntan is the daughter of Dr Azeez Popoola Adeduntan, a former Commissioner for Health and Guber-aspirant in the State.

In the summer of 2020, Dr Ganiyat Adedutan was named among the top-50 impactful mid-major assistants by silver waves and was invited to attend the prestigious top connect virtual seminar.

Adeduntan's emergence comes after three seasons as the top assistant coach and four seasons overall on the staff of Jennifer Rizzotti at George Washington University. She helped the Colonials win an Atlantic-10 Conference championship and served as the program’s recruiting coordinator.

The chairman in a statement issued on Thursday, described Dr Ganiyat as a representation of her pedigree, with an impeccable track record, adding that her selection was based on merit after a rigorous review process by a credible search committee.

"Adeduntan has distinguished herself in her field of practice, a dedicated woman with an impeccable track record who has been appointed on merit as head coach at Colgate University, New York, Congratulations on your new appointment," she said.

Akande-Sadipe has said the House of Representatives, through the Diaspora Committee, would continue to recognise hard-working Nigerians all over the world making the Motherland Proud.

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