Thompson (extreme left), Davies (middle) and Host Yaw Sakyi Afari with players.

Hoops Care International, Cape-Coast has been invited to compete in an international juvenile tournament in Nigeria.

According to founder of the Non-Governmental Organization, Claudius Thompson, a coed basketball team from Ghana is to be present for the tournament which starts on April 10 after receiving invitation from the competition organizers in Nigeria.

10 teams are set to compete with nine teams drafted from several outpost in Africa’s most populous country.

Thompson made the announcement on highly rated basketball television show “Courtside” which airs on Ghana channel Kwese Free Sports. He appeared on set with Coach Alfred Davies and three players from the team.

However, the team needs 6,000 Ghana Cedis to make the trip.

The Foundation, through benevolent individuals and internal funds, has been able to raise 2,000 Ghana Cedis and needs the above mentioned amount to make up the shortfall.

Hoops Care has been at the forefront of youth basketball development in Ghana and has produced several outstanding talents including the first Ghana-born player to play in the NBA, Ben Bentil.

Ajaata Idrissu of Graceland University is a product of the Foundation.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMint on Twitter


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