The Technical Director of Community Dunks, Mr Mathias Ocloo has expressed his optimism for the growth of basketball in Ghana following the successful completion of the maiden –U 18 basketball tournament on Friday September 4.
Mr. Ocloo says the Community Dunks has exposed some hidden talents who will go places with the needed training and logistics.
He says the country has great talents who could explode into the international scene in the next few years.
Talents were abundant at the recently held Community Dunks and talk of Ghana making a huge impression on the African continent in the next few years is beginning to gain massive currency.
The Cantonments trio of Raymond Maha, Frank Adoblea and Shadrack Neequaye were superb, toast of fans and delight to watch during the 13-week tournament.
Paa Kwesi Awuah, Ola Jeffery and Stephen Asamoah stood tall in the competition for Dansoman and they have left an imprint in the minds of thousand of basketball fans who always thronged the venue to watch the games.
The Ridge duo of Lantei Blankson and Ibrahim Mohammed also made their presence felt during the three months competition.
Nana Kofi Danquah and Francis Nii Lamptey were also outstanding for Kaneshie.
The country’s basketball technical chief is thrilled with the prospect of building a basketball haven in the country with Rite Multimedia.
‘I am extremely delighted to see all this talents exposed during the three months period. ’ Ocloo told basketballghana.
‘We at Ghana basketball are grateful to Rite Multimedia and all the sponsors for the way they are helping to promote the game in the country.’
‘It is a shame that the country could not even qualify for the Africa Basketball Championships in Libya but I sincerely believe if Rite Multimedia continues like this, such issues will part of the past”.
‘I have been here for thirteen weeks and honestly this game has great future and let all hands be on deck to support this noble course of Rite Multimedia.
‘The likes of Maha, Awuah, Blankson and Adoblea have been phenomenal and the sky could be the limit for them if they keep their heads above the waters.’
Community Dunks was an initiative of Rite Multimedia and sponsored by Sprite and Indomie with support from DDP Outdoor Ltd, Western Publication, Silicon House Production, Y FM, TV Africa, Ghana’s World News Paper and 90 minutes; the official News Paper for the tournament.