Two new basketball courts will be officially cleared for use by the public at the John Evans Atta-Mills Stadium in Cape-Coast today during the officially opening of the new multipurpose sports complex.
The new stadium has been named after Ghana’s former President John Evans Atta-Mills who passed away in 2012. President John Mahama, Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye and Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong will be present to unveil Ghana’s newest sports facility.
The new courts come as a massive relief to the basketball-hungry town of Cape-Coast. The Central regional capital is a basketball haven which is home to multiple winners of basketball competitions particularly in the education system.
Reigning high school male and female champions St. Augustine’s College and Aggrey Memorial are located in the municipality. Record winners of the competition, Mfantsipim School who has four titles is also located in the town.A competition involving second-cycle schools will compete in friendly games.
At the tertiary level, University of Cape-Coast is a former winner of the basketball category in the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA). The institution’s female team won the category in this year’s competition.
The $38million dollar edifice also has a boxing hall and gymnasium, tennis court, and a table tennis hall. The Chinese government will refurbish the stadium after five years with 2021 scheduled to be the first.