Ghanaian British born former NBA player Pops Mensah-Bonsu has stated the reason for organizing a two basketball camp in Ghana.
The Pops Mensah-Bonsu Camp was held in Ghana’s capital Accra this past weekend with over 100 boys and girls under 18 years participating for free.
Speaking in the aftermath of the event, Mensah-Bonsu who played for Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors stated:
“It was important for me to bring this camp back to Ghana so that we can provide opportunities to these younger players that may not have had before. Me being one of two or three players of Ghanaian descent to have played in the NBA, we have to change that narrative”.
The Camp attracted key personalities including Basketball Africa League Vice President John Manyo-Plange and two time Ghana Basketball Awards Coach of the Year winner Lawal Brimah.
Mensah-Bonsu and Manyo-Plange led an entourage that met with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo to discuss the construction of a standard indoor basketball arena. Mensah-Bonsu is the General Manager of Capital City Go-Go in the NBA Gatorade League.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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