The Black Chariots-Ghana’s National Male Wheelchair Basketball Team- will not compete in the upcoming African Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.
The news comes with mere days remaining for the competition to commence in South Africa on November 17.
Ghana will not compete in the championship following the country’s Ministry of Sports request for the team to withdraw from the tournament due to lack of funds.
Media Coordinator Sandy Asiedu made the announcement in an exclusive interview with Basketballghana.com after several failed talks with the Ministry, World Basketball Federation and Coporate Bodies to fund the trip.
He also expressed the sad state of the situation stating, “it is a sad situation we find ourselves in”.
The team needed almost $11,0000 to cover the trip to South Africa and expenses during the contingent’s stay in the country.
As a result Ghana has been replaced by Kenya who have the chance to compete for Africa’s sole spot at the 2018 World Cup in Germany. Kenya will compete against the likes of Zimbabwe and Angola for the continent’s sole spot at the World competition.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter