Embattled Ex-Sports Minister Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed may have officially opened the maiden U-18 Basketball competition at the El-Wak Stadium but it was the affable acting Youth and Sports Minister Abdul Rashid Pelpuo who lowered the curtain on the community Dunks at the same venue on Friday September 4.
The involvement of the two personalities in the famous community Dunks which came to end on Friday has raised the sticks high and the image of the game has soiled to the highest level in the country.
The 13-week tournament did not only satisfy the thousands of fans who always thronged the venue for the matches but also caught the attention of the Sports Ministry and other stakeholders.
They showed great interest in the game and have heaped massive praise on the organisers, Rite Multimedia.
Ten Communities battled for the giants’ trophy and the cash prize as stake in the maiden U-18 Basketball competition for three months and the excitement and talents that were exposed during the period is highly commendable.
Also present at both the opening and closing ceremony were the acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Sports Council, Worlanyo Agrah and the President of the Ghana Basketball Association David Ashong.
The Senior Marketing Manager of Coca Cola Company Limited, Linda Larbi also made her present felt at the august occasion at the El-Wak Stadium in the final game which attracted thousands of fans.
The Marketing Manager of Multi Pro Private Limited – producers of Indoomie Noodles, Karan Cheker was highly impressed with the level of competition and indicated his company’s desire to continue to support Rite Multimedia in propagating the Basketball dream.
The crème de la crème of Ghana Sports have given thumps up to the competition and endorsed it as the first of its kind in the country.
Community Dunks is 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.