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The Eritrean connection - Feb 7, 2006

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By Mytelus news   It was four years ago when Herman Tesfaghebriel and Aymen Nurhusien became basketball buddies at New Westminster secondary school. One day, when Tesfaghebriel was fooling around at Nurhusien's house, he heard some unusual utterings that were strangely familiar. He could've sworn Nurhusien and his mom were speaking Tigre, a dialect spoken in Eritrea, the homeland of Tesfaghebriel's parents.   "I asked him, 'Are you Eritrean?' and he said, 'Yeah' and I'm 'What I'm Eritrean.' What a coincidence," recalled Tesfaghebriel, a 6-foot-8 post player considered one of the best high school hoop players in the province.   Coincidence indeed. Two of the biggest stars on the high-powered New West Hyacks senior boys team are from families that left Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. It's a country of 4.4 million on the northeast coast of Africa running along the Red Sea tucked between Sudan and Ethiopia. Eritrea was taken over by Ethiopia in 1952 but regained its independence in 1993 following an ugly civil war, the after shocks of which are still being felt. Fifty three per cent of the population live below the poverty line with 80 per cent employed in agriculture.   Tesfaghebriel, who understands Tigre

Kelati comes back to Stelmet Enea for remainder of the season - 3 months ago
THOMAS KELATI Stelmet Enea BC Zielona Gora (EBL) signed experienced 36-year old former Polish international swingman Thomas Kelati (195-91kg-82, college: Washington State, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Eritrean passport. Kelati has played there for the last two seasons. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final and to the Cup final. Kelati played 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 7.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.1apg last season. Amon...   [read more]
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Stelmet inks Thomas Kelati - 3 Years ago
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