Basketball Africa League (BAL) Vice President of Operations and Head of Strategy John Manyo-Plange has hinted at the construction of a standard basketball arena in Ghana in the near future gathers.

In a recent interview with Citi FM, the veteran administrator indicated plans have been made in connection with the West African nation’s government to deliver an indoor arena in a few years in line with the upcoming BAL maiden edition.

Despite having talented players, Ghana’s National teams have been hindered by financial issues and the lack of a facility to host games has cost the country several opportunities to host events.

The NBA-FIBA led project is due to commence in January, 2020 with 12 teams from nations on the continent set to compete in multiple cities in a league format. Rwanda’s capital Kigali has been penciled to host the semifinal and final games.

Manyo-Plange recently participated in the first edition of the Pops Mensah-Bonsu Basketball Camp held in Ghana’s capital, Accra this past weekend.

Over 100 boys and girls between 12 and 18 years participated in the two day program headlined by former NBA player and present Capital City Go-Go General Manager Pops Mensah-Bonsu.

CYO (green) v Magic in the Accra Basketball League.
Mensah-Bonsu at the Camp

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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