Former WBC Super featherweight Champion, Professor Azumah Nelson, is convinced the country will yield positive results in the foreseeable future if the agenda of developing the game of basketball from the grassroots continue unabated.

The boxing icon reckons the sky will be the limit if giant beverage company’s like Milo continue to support the game.

The second season of the 2010 Milo Junior Ball for basic schools took centre stage at the El-Wak Stadium on Saturday with thousands of people in attendance.

Ghana basketball has seen a major facelift for the past five years with Rite Multimedia at the forefront of projecting the image of the game and the interest shown by the youth bears ample testimony that it will be a matter of time before the country takes it rightful position in basketball on the African continent.

Nelson believes the catch them young phenomenon is the ideal way to help promulgate the game to the highest level.

‘I always believe in tapping talents from the young age and what I have seen here makes me happy that basketball has a huge future in Ghana.’ Azumah Nelson told

‘When you groom their young talents at this stage, you are sure of getting the best out of them.’

‘I am excessively impressed with the number of people who are here and it is an indication that the interest is huge and that is the way to start.’

‘There is a big future for basketball in Ghana and it is only a matter of time before the country can rake the fruit.’

Milo Junior Ball 2010 is brought to you by Nestle Milo – the energy food drink of future champions and supported by Indomie Noodles, Voltic Water, Fan Milk, DDP outdoor, Joy FM and GTV.


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