Mr Afari described the death of the 18-year-old as a big loss to the basketball fraternity in Cape Coast and Ghana at large.
Holdbrooke was the key player for the Cape Coast based Technical Institute and helped them to grab silver at last year’s Sprite Ball Championship held at the schools and colleges park at Cape Coast.
His premature death has send disbelief and thrown the basketball community in the West African country into a state of despondency.
Mr Afari who is the boss of Rite Multimedia – an Accra based Event Company which has been at the forefront of developing and promoting basketball in Ghana for the past five years reckons the demise of the small forward could be counted as a major blow to the game in the country.
‘He was a young kid with a lot of prospect and so it breaks my heart that such a talent has being lost at this material time.’ Afari told basketballghana.com
‘I wish on behalf of my team our sincere and profound condolences to the bereaved family and pray that the Almight God will take them through these trying times.’
‘Indeed we’ve lost a great talent who had all the physical posture to take the game to the highest level.
He added: ‘I am still yet to come terms with the death of the young man and I guess only time will tell.’
Holdbrooke died on March 8 at the G-hospital in Kumasi after complaining of stomach complications and will be buried on Saturday March 20 at Cape Coast.