The ultra-modern Cape-Coast Stadium official opening on May 3 will be a major boost to the overall infrastructure of basketball in Ghana particularly in the basketball-crazed town of Cape-Coast since it will feature two basketball courts.
The Central Region capital will have the newly Chinese built 35 million dollar 18, 000 seater capacity edifice unveiled by several dignitaries which will include Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye and Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Her Excellency Sun Baohong.
The facility will also have one handball court and tennis court, table tennis hall and boxing hall fully equipped with a gym. The facility can be used to host events for several days as it has a fully furnished 21 room hostel facility.
Allocating two basketball courts comes as good news to Cape-Coast as the town features the reigning champions in the boys and girls divisions respectively at the high school level. St. Augustine’s College and Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion emerged winners of the Sprite Ball National Championship earlier this year.
Due to the limited number of facilities available, talented individuals face several challenges honing their skills. The provision of the new courts will be a massive relief for all stakeholders in the game.
The facility will be refurbished after five years at the expense of the Chinese government with the first scheduled to take place in 2021.