Global Football Kilimanjaro Bowl 2011

Global Football Logo [Refeences: 1]

Arusha, Africa – 21 May 2011 – Drake Bulldogs (USA) 17 CONADEIP All-Stars (Mexico) 7 – A fourth Quarter comeback by Drake University Bulldogs (USA) delighted a 12,000 strong Tanzanian crowd at the very first College American Football game in Africa on 21 May 2011. The Global Kilimanjaro Bowl, organized by Global Football, played at the Sheik Amri Abedi Memorial Stadium in Arusha, Tanzania. After Billy Janssen scored the first historic points in the first half with a 27 yard Field Goal for the Bulldogs, the CONADEIP All-Stars, from the Private Colleges League in Mexico went ahead in the third quarter when Jose Reyes, who had severely damaged the Drake University defense with 124 yards rushing, went in from 5 yards out. Trailing 7-3 in the Final Quarter, the Bulldogs sent in Back-Up Quarterback Nick Ens who completed an 8 yard Touchdown pass to Joey Orlando to put the Bulldogs back in front, then, also in the final quarter, linebacker Patrick Cashmore recovered a fumble on the 8 yard line, running in for a TD to make the Final score 17-7 to Drake after the successful Point After Touchdown kick. Following the game, on the 25th May, players from both gteams climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain at 19,341 ft, in the nearby Tanzania National Park. The event held was to raise funds for an orphanage in Tanzania [References: 2]. Ireland’s Glenn Baker, from near Athlone, Co. Roscommon, and originally Cork, had previously done that feat, in 2007, raising £4,000 for Charity while at Mount Ida Mustangs on a College Football Scholarship. [References: 3]

At Arusha, TanzaniaQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
CONADEIP All-Stars00707
Drake University Bulldogs 3001417
[References: 2 ]
1st Quarter ?
DRABilly Janssen 27 FG3-0
2nd Quarter ?
No scoring3-0
3rd Quarter
CONJose Reyes 5 yd Run3-7
4th Quarter
DRAJoey Orlando 8 ys Pass from Nick Ens (PAT Good)10-7
DRAPatrick Cashmore 7 yd Fumble Return (PAT Good)17-7
[References: 2]
Drake University Bulldogs (USA) 17 CONADEIP All-Stars (Mexico) 7 – Global Football Kilimanjaro Bowl 2011 [Reference: 4][Picture Credit: Chris Donahue]



[1] Global Football (2019) Global Football Logo 2018 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 January 2010]


[2] Cision News (2011) Drake University Bulldogs triumph 17-7 over CONADEIP All-Stars from Mexico in Global Kilimanjaro Bowl [Internet] Available from:,g9125375#:~:text=Global%20Kilimanjaro%20Bowl-,Drake%20University%20Bulldogs%20triumph%2017%2D7%20over%20CONADEIP%20All%2DStars,Mexico%20in%20Global%20Kilimanjaro%20Bowl&text=An%20enthusiastic%20crowd%20of%20nearly,collegiate%20football%20game%20in%20Africa. [Accessed 16 March 2021]

[3] Gavin Cummiskey – Irish Times – 27 February (2008) Man mountain climbing high [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 7 May 2018]


[4] Chris Donahue / Drake University / Cision News (2011) bf5865fe245812df_800x800ar [Internet] [Available from: [Accessed 16 March 2021]


Thanks to Francesco.

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