Action in 2020 UPAC Zone 2

The return of competitive basketball in Ghana remains uncertain due to the latest development related to the West African country’s fight against the Corona Virus.

Over the past week, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo announced a ban on social gatherings including sporting activities has been extended.

The two week extension was announced when the countdown to the end of the original ban was due to end on Wednesday, April 15. The original ban was a month long.

Fire v Warriors in 2019 ABL Regular Season matchup

Basketball has grounded to a halt due to the ban with the Accra Basketball League (ABL), GSP Basketball League and Western Basketball League getting suspended.

Other competitions including Ghana’s biggest Tertiary basketball tournament-Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC)-postponed until further notice.

Kings (yellow) v Bikats in action in the Western League Photo Courtesy: WBA

There are 566 confirmed cases of infections in Ghana at the time of writing and the suspension of basketball and other sports events is a preventive measure to stop the spread of the Virus.

The GSP League was mid way through the 2019-2020 season while the Western League was at the final stages and the ABL 2020 season had just commenced.

Young Boys (red) v CUCG Saints in GSP matchup

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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