The Black Chariots-Ghana’s Wheelchair Basketball Team- has been invited to an invitational tournament in Canada which takes place from April 27-29.
Ghana is the only nation on the continent invited to the two day competition which is expected to have 6000 athletes compete in various disabled sports disciplines.
In the aftermath of failing to show up for the African Wheelchair Basketball Championship last year, the West African nation’s federation is taking steps to ensure a similar incident does not happen.
Basketballghana.com gathers Ghana’s Wheelchair Basketball Federation has paid the registration fee for participating teams.
However, the team needs financial assistance to fund the trip to Canada and cater to other ancillary matters before, during and after the tournament.
“We have settled one aspect of the obligation for us not to miss this great tournament, now the federation is doing its best to take care of other financial cost” General Secretary Wilson Agbesi said in an interview with Ghana News Agency.
He added, “It doesn’t come easy, hence we are calling on corporate bodies, individuals and other organizations to come on board to support us”.
Players will train for the competition from April 1-18; the team travels to Canada on April 20.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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