Management of Global Sports Project (GSP) Basketball League has issued a statement to address the league’s postponement after the first week of the new season’s commencement. The 2016 season tipped off on 30th April with defending champions Suncity Braves earning a walk over University of Energy and Natural Resource (UENR) after the latter failed to show up for the game.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, Public Relations Officer of GSP Daniel Addo noted the break will help management fine tune details to promote the league further. The league has been scheduled to restart in August.
Below is an exclusive copy of the Statement signed by League Administrator Edward Anane:
“The Board and Management of the GSP Basketball League have suspended Week Two games in the second season of the league after playing Week One matches on April 30, 2016. The games started exactly 3PM at the Sunyani Polytechnic Basketball Court in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Week Two matches have been put on hold because of lack of sponsorship which is a major problem of the league. Due to this, the start date of the league had to be postponed three times before commencing on April 30, 2016.
Secondly, the league is opened to schools and teams in the community. The league has eight teams which are University of Energy and Natural Resource, Sunyani Polytechnic, Catholic University College, Desert Rabbits, Barracks Scorpions, West Siders, Lir Royals and Suncity Braves.
The break will enable students from participating institutions to complete writing their exams. Management has decided to take remaining teams to play tournaments and friendly games in towns and communities in the region to promote basketball in the region.
The league will resume in August and is expected to have 56 games after four games in the first week. The board and management of the GSP Basketball League is appealing to all companies and corporate bodies to come on board and sponsor the league to promote basketball in Ghana and beyond”.