American born Ghanaian basketball player Denzel Mensah in an interview with Basketballghana.com has given a brief sneak into life in Spain during the Corona Virus pandemic.
Mensah, who plays for Valencia B in the EBA, was in his maiden season with the club prior to the suspension of basketball in the European country. The suspension has been extended to April 12 with Spain recording nearly 1000 deaths on March 30.
“With the quarantine in Spain all leagues are postponed they didn’t cancel it yet but we are basically in lockdown right now. You can only go the grocery store or the pharmacy and at certain hours of the days… once you are in a grocery store you have five minutes to get home. If you don’t go home you can get arrested or you can get a 2k (2000) Euro fine” he said.
Mensah added, “Am always in the gym its just basketball and my family right now you have nothing to take your mind off of it. You are just in your room we do in house workouts and its like a video chat with the team so we still in shape but we’d rather be home.”
Mensah visited Ghana last year and run a basketball clinic at the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC-Legon).
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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