In addressing concerns raised about the state of the University of Ghana (UG) Female Basketball Team, the University’s Sports Directorate Representative Henry Nii Sackey has allayed fears by stating the “team has not been left behind”.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Basketballghana.com, the administrator rebuffed all claims the institution has neglected the female side rather paying more attention to their more successful male counterparts. He said:
“The team is not bad, we tried to register them to play in the female (Accra Basketball) league but the invitation came late so we couldn’t. However we encouraged them to join some of the clubs…we have the inter halls female basketball competition going on. So we haven’t left the female team behind however we believe there is more to be done”.
Unlike their male counterparts who enjoyed a splendid year by winning multiple competitions in Ghana including the UPAC (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges) Basketball Championship and All Arica University Games, the female side failed to play in the Accra Basketball League due to the above mentioned reason.
That aside, the team missed out on a medal at the 2016 Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games after a protest was successfully lodged against the side over one player’s eligibility.