Daily Archives: October 1, 2011

Senegalese Male Wrestling. A way out…!

The Senegalese dream: Young men see traditional wrestling as way out of poverty, unemployment  Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/07/23/senegalese-dream-young-men-traditional-wrestling-way-poverty-unemployment/#ixzz1ZZACXqGpDAKAR, Senegal: The Senegalese dream: Young men see African traditional wrestling as way out of poverty, unemployment. Traditional African wrestling, is also known as “Laamb” in Wolof. It is a centuries old sport of Sénégal. Fortune and fame may be just around the corner for Aliou Faye, who quit his job earlier this year to devote himself full time to becoming a champion wrestler. For now, though, he can only afford to eat meat twice a week. “In two years, you won’t recognize me,” said Faye, who is trying to bulk up despite his meager resources. He is one of thousands of unemployed or underemployed men who flock to this West African country’s capital of Dakar to train in wrestling schools in the hopes of making it big. Those who succeed rake in tens of thousands of dollars every time they step in the ring.  – – Read more & View