Chief Executive of Rite Multimedia, Yaw Sakyi Afari is expecting basketball to ride a wave of popularity in the Ashanti region when eight communities battle each other in the 2012 Indomie Community Dunks on Saturday.
The Accra-based event company, which has been at the forefront of developing and promoting the game in Ghana is expected to put together another unequaled organization of the first ever competition in the Garden City.
“We are very delighted with the move to extend the competition to other regions and more historic because the Ashanti Region has become the first place to start from,” Afari told BASKETBALLghana.com
“We are very determined to give hope to basketball talents and we can only be regarded as serious if we give equal opportunity to every player in the country,”
“Indeed we must applaud Indomie for their continuous support of the game in this country. They have made this dream possible. The plans really is to ensure that we make it a national affair,”
“Watching the enthusiasm that was shown by the kids during the screening exercise, we can only hope for a high level competition.”
The company’s organization of basketball activities have been praised by players, officials and visiting media alike and the affable and ever-smiling Chief Executive believes the combination of big crowds and good planning holds Ghana basketball in good stead.
“We are no novices in the organization of basketball in Ghana and our various brands speak for itself,” he said
“We believe this year’s edition won’t be different because we are very much prepared for our friends and colleagues in the Ashanti and other regions as well,”
“We have held many tournaments and such events is a great moment for a growing sports like basketball,”
According to Afari, a multiple benefit will arise from playing the competition in the region alongside the enormous popularity boost for the sport.
“It will offer the platform for these kids to show their talents to the rest of the world. It is also great platform to develop the talents of these kids,”
“They will also become instant stars in their respective communities through the extensive media coverage that they will get.”
The competition will take place at the Kumasi Anglican Senior High School and will feature eight communities including Asokwa, Kwadaso, Bukom, Krofrom, Bantama, Asem, Toase and Dichemso