- An African-American super-athlete by name Briana Scurry is the first black female soccer player to be inducted into the National Hall of Fame
- This was in 2017 after a long history of consistent high achievements since she started playing for the United States Women’s National Team
- Briana Scurry also made a save at the World Cup which is recognized as one of the most seminal events in American athletic history
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Briana Scurry made history when she became the first black female soccer player to have ever been inducted into the highly coveted National Soccer Hall of Fame in the United States.
According to Blackhistory.com and theundefeated.com, Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the world’s most talented and influential goalkeepers.
It is indicated that she had 173 international appearances which remains one of the first African-American professional female soccer achievements that helped to significantly diversify the sport.
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Briana Scurry was named a starting goalkeeper for the United States Women’s National Team in 1994 and she successfully led the team to chalk great successes that included the winning of two Olympic gold medals.
In 1999's FIFA World Cup Championship, Briana made a highly iconic penalty shootout save that made the United States triumph. The save is recognized as one of the most seminal events in American athletic history.
In 2017, Briana's amazing achievements qualified her as the first African American female player to be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
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Aside from that, the super-woman also received the National Association of Black Journalists’ Sam Lacy Award, inclusion in the United States Women’s National Team’s All-Time Best XI, and a permanent feature as the Title IX exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In other news, Sophia Addo, a 54-year-old Ghanaian nurse who worked with the Ghana Manganese Company Hospital in Tarkwa Nsuta has been reported dead after contracting the novel coronavirus.
In a statement from the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives sighted by YEN.com.gh, the rather sad incident actually occurred on May 8, 2020.
It is indicated that the woman took ill on May 6, 2020, after which her condition worsened the very next day with signs of COVID-19.
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