Yaw Sakyi Afari is rallying support for Ghana’s National Women’s Basketball team despite their early exit from the ongoing Afrobasketball championship in Mali.

The Ghanaians have been kicked out of the competition following four straight defeats to some of Africa’s powerful basketball nations.

They lost their last group game to Mozambique miserably by 116-30 in a one-sided contest in the capital Dakar to miss out on qualifying for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The thrashing from the Southern Eastern African country followed in previous defeats to host nation Mali, Cote D’voire and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The poor outing of the women could be understood following the difficulties that they encountered prior the tournament. The coach travelled with only 8 players, four short of the number of players required to participate in the competition.

And the Chief Executive of Rite Multimedia believes the team should not be ostracized but take delight in our resurgence on the continent.

“We should take their performance in the competition positively and be happy that for the first time in so many years, we are finally getting a team that represents us at international competitions and that for is why we should be happy” Afari said.

“If you knew what the ladies went through, you’ll appreciate that they did their best. We should rather encourage them and also ensure that the government and corporate Ghana come to their aid by supporting them financially”

“That is the only way by which we can ensure the growth of the game” he added

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