The Global Sporting Platforms (GSP) Basketball League first round will come to a close this weekend as eight teams feature in fixtures slated for Week 7.
The Sunyani-based league has grown to be one of Ghana’s fastest growing leagues that have had tremendous growth since its inception in 2015. For the 2016 season thus far, defending champions Suncity Braves are unbeaten in six games played and will finish atop the standings should it beat University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) on Saturday November 12.
This season started off on a jerky note as the first round of games played on April 30 began a long wait prior to Week 2 as league officials continued their search for financial support to reward teams and players.
Three tertiary institutions presence-UENR, Sunyani Polytechnic and Catholic University College, Ghana- in the league means games also have to be tailored to suit students schedule.
Notwithstanding the league continued to thrive as surprise package Barracks Scorpions opened the season with a bang coasting on top of the standings till a recent bad patch in form caused the side to slip to fourth before a win in the previous round bumped the side back to second place.