The Rush Community Basketball Tournament will this Sunday have its final sets of games at the Accra Polytechnic as the Tema Sharks, Tudu warriors, Ashaiman Tigers and Osu Hawks slug it out for the ultimate title.
The community based tournament, the first of its kind in Ghana, had 10 teams drawn from communities in the Greater Accra and Central Regions of Ghana respectively.
In the lead up to the finals, Chief Executive Officer of Game Time Entertainment, organizers of the competition, Lewis Fadipe has called the tournament a success.
Talking to Basketballghana.com, the ex-player stated his joy in seeing the competition start, pick up steam and about to come to a successful end. He confirmed the tournament will feature prominently in its’ second season.
However he pointed out some areas where his organization should do better in the next edition of the tournament.
“One of the major areas is to get more of the communities involved. There were a lot of players left out who live in communities that were participating in the competition” he said.
On his views regarding officiating in the tournament, Mr. Fadipe agreed there were some questionable calls in some games but stated “the referees can’t get everything right”.
He further went on to express his overall satisfaction with the performances of referees throughout the tournament.
He called on fans to besiege the Accra Polytechnic basketball court and catch a
glimpse of exciting basketball and celebrities who will be at court side come Sunday.
The Rush Community Basketball Tournament on October 10 and had teams from Teshie, Korle-Bu, Dansoman, Nima, Sakumono and Cape-Coast compete in the first edition.