Takoradi Technical University v University of Mines and Technology in 2020 UPAC Zone Two Qualifier

The return of competitive basketball in Ghana has been pushed back further following the latest development of the Corona Virus pandemic.

To ward off the spread of the Virus, the ban on social gatherings in Ghana has been extended till the end of May. The ban was originally set to end today.

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo

However, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo in an address to the nation announced the extension that prevents organized sports from taking place.

The ban which started in late March has affected a ton of activities in the basketball circles and the calendar as a whole with league seasons set to be shortened on their return.

Action in 2020 UPAC Zone 2

The Accra Basketball League, Western Basketball Association League, GSP Basketball League have had their seasons disrupted by the ban.

The Tema Community League is yet to announce a start date for the 2020 season while Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball league, the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship has also been suspended until further notice.

Nungua Coldstore (black) v Tema Rockets in 2019 Tema League matchup

At the time of writing, Ghana had 4,700 cases of Corona Virus infections.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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