GBBA Chairman David Addo Ashong.
Due to reforms effected at basketball’s world’s governing body FIBA, slots at the World Cup has been increased from 24 to 32 to reflect the immense growth of the sport.

Africa’s slot at the competition has been increased from three to five as well.

The latest development increases the chances of African countries to feature at the World stage with the first coming off in the 2019 World Cup in China.

The change forms part of a wholesome change in the competition format introduced by FIBA late last year to get more fans to see their national teams in action.

As one of many countries yet to play at the World Cup, Ghana’s National Male Team, could be benefit from the increased chances in qualifying for the tournament.

Despite a slew of talented players that have emerged from the West African country including former Dallas Mavericks and Fort Wayne Mad Ants Forward Ben Bentil, Ghana could not even present a team for the continental championship (AfroBasket).

The country is planning to compete in qualifiers for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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