By Fidelis Umukoro, September 1, 2020, News/Comments
An Urhobo born professional basketball player based in the United Kingdom (UK). Alex Owumi has disclosed that winning multiple championships were his greatest achievements, stressing that travelling to many countries was a lot of fun to him. Owumi in an online interview however, noted that he had great experiences in his basketball career.
He shares most of his great memories with friends and how he made it. “My basketball career was very good. I had the blessing to play for thirteen years as a professional and equally live in various countries. God blessed me with a long and healthy career. In fact, meeting new people every year was exciting”.
The Nigerian International said that, although, there were challenges which made him stronger.”The challenges I experienced in my basketball career were picking the right playing situation. I had some issues with some professional teams and management that were difficult at times”.
Owumi noted that his core responsibilities as a director of a professional team in England is basically to find sponsors, recruit players and ensure that the players are taken care of on a daily basis. He affirmed that it is a tough task recruiting players in this pandemic season because they don’t know any government guidelines: “We are just sitting here waiting. Players want to play but we have to take the necessary measures and put them in place “.”We recruit players to play hard and represent the team on the court and in the community. Our main goal is to win championships and provide entertainment for our fans. We have a basketball academy attached to our professional team in England and support them through our sponsors. We have boys and girls academy with over 60 kids”
In another development Owumi next line of action is to dedicate his lifetime in research and writing: Speaking on this, he said “I would be writing books for the rest of my life while looking forward to please my fans “I am a best-selling author and a professional basketball player for thirteen years.. I am also a part owner of a professional basketball team in England called Worthing Thunder. I want my players in my professional team to be in the best physical shape and be role models on and off the court. We take pride in our players representing our club”.
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