Chiefs Basketball Academy Coach Benjamin Sarpong has stated winning the Development Award at the 2016 Ghana Basketball Awards means a lot to developing basketball in Ghana.
The 2016 Awards took place at the Best Western Premier Hotel in Accra on Friday August 12 with Suleman Abubakar and Matilda Gordon of Accra Polytechnic and Braves of Customs emerge Most Valuable Male and Female Player of the Year respectively.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, the youth basketball enthusiast was delighted with award saying, “This award means a lot to the development of basketball. It’s also a challenge for me to go higher with the game. So I don’t have to sit down… I have to push harder”.
The Kumasi-based Basketball institution has been a major supplier to Ashanti Region powerhouse and two time bronze medalist Sprite Ball Championship Opoku Ware School with the likes of Emmanuel Opare and Harris.
Sarpong is currently in Accra with some players from the academy hoping to earn scholarships to top rated high schools and colleges in the country. The Rite Sports Limited initiative is the first of its kind in Ghana.