Basketball’s lack of support in Ghana is the main reason the sport isn’t developing as it should according to Tudu Galaxy Women’s Basketball Coach Shadrach Nii Quaye and insists the situation “kills the morale” of players.
The young dynamic player/coach made the statement in an exclusive chat with Basketballghana.com during the “Bardo’s Breakdown” Basketball Clinic headlined by former NBA player Stephen Bardo who is in Africa for the first time.
Quaye joined the former Detroit Pistons Guard Bardo who currently works as a College Basketball Analyst for TBN in taking young players through fundamental basketball drills and life coaching.
Despite calling for such programs to be frequent, Quaye wasn’t so optimistic about what lies in the future for players in the spot referencing Ghana’s inability to compete at the just ended FIBA Under 16 Championship despite qualifying to the competition.
“Its very bad sometimes it kills your morale because you will train for something and you are not able to go then what do you have to train for then if this thing keeps happening so it kills their interest in basketball” he said.
Galaxy compete in the Accra Basketball League Women’s Division and lie fourth in the standings.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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