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Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Lands International Partner

Asiedu (extreme left) with YPSL Members

Basketballghana.com can confirm Ghana’s Wheelchair Basketball Federation (GWBF) has landed a partnership with Yale Para and Adapted Sports Laboratory (YPSL) of Yale University.

The partnership was confirmed by Federation Media Director Sandy Asiedu who relocated to the United States earlier this month to participate in meetings that clinched the deal.

Ghana is set to benefit from YPSL’s extensive resources on research into disabled sports and athletes as the West African nation’s Federation strives to develop the sport.

Despite having talented athletes, Ghana’s Federation has a lot of challenges ranging from technical, logistical to financial.

The partnership announcement should come as a big relief to the GWBF as tenets of the agreement falls in line with areas earmarked by the Federation.

Below are the areas GWBF’s potential partnerships seek to address:
1. Partnership in training of handlers of the game to be more professionals

2. Partnership in looking for logistics such as basketball wheelchairs (either new or slightly used), training kits and jerseys and team outfits.

3. Exchange program for our athlete’s and others for friendly matches, technical training and conference.

4. Looking for possible foreign clubs that will like to try our athletes and sign them on as and when they fit in.

5. Partnership in areas of sourcing funding such as grants for technical training of athletes and officials as well as general funding of Federation.

6. Scholarship packages of some of the athlete’s who are in school as well as those who are eager to continue their education both here and abroad.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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  1. Hi Guys, i am in South Africa currently and i am chairman of Gauteng Wheelchair Basketball. I have my proffesional guys who are willing to come help your guys in strengthning their games. we are finished with the season right now and we only start in January 2019 so we also give our time out to help those in need. You can contact me for how we can help you guys.

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