NFL’s growth abroad now includes giving Africa a chance, too


              FILE - Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Minneapolis. His parents emigrated from Ghana. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
            
              FILE - Detroit Lions tackle Obinna Eze (65) drops into pass protection during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, in Indianapolis. Born in Nigeria, Eze has not seen his parents in seven years. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger, File)
            
              FILE - Seattle Seahawks linebacker Uchenna Nwosu lines up on defense during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. His parents emigrated from Nigeria. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle, File)
            
              FILE - Former New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, right, talks with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. Umenyiora was born in London but grew up in Nigeria and is one of the NFL’s leading ambassadors now for growing the game in Africa. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
            
              FILE - Minnesota Vikings linebacker Brian Asamoah (33) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Philadelphia. With a steady stream of players continuing to enter the league with African heritage, the NFL has been slowly making inroads on a continent where American football has long been a distinctly foreign sport. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
NFL’s growth abroad now includes giving Africa a chance, too