The already flourishing relationship between Ghana and the United States of America will be further boost when NBA star Chris Bosh visits the African country next week.
Bosh, 30, who recently opted out of Miami Heat, will touch base in Ghana on July 10 for a four-day working visit.
The former Toronto Raptors super star will interact with mushrooming basketball talents and officials in a bid to evaluate the level of the game in the country.
Bosh, together with officials of NBA Africa will spend two days with players in Accra and Cape Coast on Friday July 11 and Saturday July 12 respectively.
The first training exercise will take place at the Aviation Social Centre before they travel to Adisadel College in Cape Coast for a similar exercise as he will interact, teach and share his experiences with the players.
Ghana and the USA have a long-lasting relationship which has catapulted into rivalry in the sporting arena.
Ghana’s senior soccer team, the Black Stars lost 2-1 to the Yanks at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in a highly explosive game in Natal.
The defeat followed their two successive defeats against the Africans in 2006 and 2010, which heightened the expectations ahead of their third meeting in the South American country.
It was sweet revenge for Jurgen Klinsman’s men after waiting for eight years to atone for two excruciating defeats against the African giants.
The two countries have remained allies for many years and will be extended on the court as Bosh makes a historic entry into Africa for the first time.
The visit follows a similar one from Luol Deng and Pops Mensah- Bonsu last year which saw King College youngster Philip Osafo being selected to represent the country at the 2013 Basketball Without Borders programme in South Africa.
The Sprite Ball Clinic is aimed at unearthing and evaluating the level of the growing sport and serves as a platform for these world-class basketball players to impact knowledge on the up-and-coming Ghanaian youngsters.
The Ghana Basketball Association and Rte Multimedia have demonstrated their unflinching commitment to develop and promote the game from the grass root.
am so glad for effort towards the promo of b.ball in GH. I want to request you come to kumasi and withness b.ball talents here too. We all need your attention and support thou we tryin our best to promo and train hard. Am Jordan, shooting guard for Asokwa eagles basketball team, Kumasi.