The maiden edition of the Tema Junior High School Basketball Championship comes off today at the Herman Gmeiner School in Tema.
The competition is aiming at developing young talents for further development and is powered by Tema West Basketball Academy.
Ten schools are participating including host SOS, Tema Parents School, First Star Academy, Alsyd Academy and Queensland International School.
According to Tema West Academy Founder and Head Coach Albert Djan, the competition offers participants more than an avenue to play.
In an interview on Ghana channel HSTV’s “Sports Zone”, Djan stated:
“We are trying to give the opportunity for these kids to showcase their talent they get to practice and practice but they don’t get to play any competitive basketball…they also get to learn is a kind of a development program for them. Most of these players don’t know how to relate with referees, they don’t know how to play under pressure and all that. So this program is designed for them so that they go through and get these experiences”.
Djan has worked with young players for an extensive period.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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