DC Dynamics Basketball Program Head Coach Feranmi Olunloyo is advocating for more competitions to be organized for children in Ghana as a development strategy.
He made these comments in an interview earlier today on Kwese Free Sports morning show “HeadStart”. Coach Olunloyo made an appearance on the show alongside former University of Ghana mate James Owusu and James’ son Jahlil “Jah Swish” Owusu.
10 year old Jahlil is a Nike Youth Ambassador and is in the country with his father to help promote basketball by giving away basketballs and sneakers from Nike. The pair plans to make the trip annually.
Addressing a question bordering on the development of players in the country, Olunloyo stated,
“We don’t have anything for kids to train towards. We don’t have a lot of U-10 competitions up until recently; we didn’t have a lot of JSS (Junior High School) competitions. Jah is playing almost every weekend. Until we get to a place where kids at a younger age start to realize this is important and there is something to play for, we wont get kids developing that far”.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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