Basketball in Ghana can get to the top through 3×3 competitions according to Guard Godwin Tetteh who represented the nation at the recent FIBA Africa 3×3 Zone 3 Championship in Cotonou, Benin.
Ghana featured in the sub regional competition earlier this month but missed out on qualifying to the continental championship. However, its female side made it through.
Tetteh played for Ghana in the tournament where an 18-9 win over Ivory Coast-who have qualified for the main championship- proved not enough to save Ghana’s hopes.
He made the statement on Ghana channel Kwese Free Sports basketball program “Courtside” when discussing happenings at the Dalex Finance Swift Hoops 3×3 Tournament.
Legon Guerillas representing University of Ghana (UG) piped Royals of Radford University College to win the competition. The competition has drawn rave reviews from basketball stakeholders in the country.
Quizzed on 3×3 Basketball’s impact on Ghana basketball, Tetteh stated, “It can help grow basketball because you don’t need a lot of money to form a team because there are just four players”.
Ghana has had to pull out of competitions due to chronic shortages of finances.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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