Mr Ashong believes the level of the two-day competition experienced at the competition which took place at the El-Wak stadium is one that will go deep into the history of the game in the West African country.
He’s positive the mandate given to Rite Multimedia to promote and develop the game amongst Senior High schools nationwide is yielding progressive results and heartwarming because the game was expanded to eight regions.
The Brong Ahafo and Northern regions made their debut appearance in 2010 adding up to the existing six regions that participated in the 2009 finals. Organizers say the two remaining regions- Upper East and Upper West will take their turn in the competition in 2011.
The country’s basketball supremo says the idea of developing the game and extending it to cover the entire hemisphere of the country bears ample testimony that basketball is growing from the grassroots and stakeholders are bent on given the game a national facet
The banking mogul says he is optimistic basketball will eventually become the second most preferred sports in Ghana not only in terms of fans but corporate bodies will invest heavily in the fastest growing sports in the West African country.
‘‘We at the Ghana Basketball Association are happy that the game is growing and I’m more than convinced that the game ready for the biggest take off in Ghana. There were massive talents on display and that gives me a lot of hope’. Addo told BASKETBALLghana.com.
‘We wish to congratulate the organizers, Rite Multimedia who have been collaborating with us for the past years to help develop and promote the sport in the country. We also wish to say kudos to Mfantsipim and Sacred Heart for maintaining a positive attitude in the 5th edition of the competition that saw them reign supreme in the grand finale’.
‘I want to say that basketball is a wonderful game and has great potential for any player who takes it serious and will therefore entreat all players to be serious with their training because that is the only sure way to get to the top.’ he added
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