Panthers (Black) v Reformers in Division II game

There hasn’t been any competitive basketball played in Ghana in over two months due to a ban on social gatherings including sports activities.

This is a preventive measure to halt the spread of the corona virus pandemic as the West African country has over 5,500 cases of infection at the time of writing.

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

However, the ban could be lifted on May 31 which would pave the way for competitions in the fastest growing sport in Ghana and most popular among its youth return.

The Accra Basketball League, Tema Community League, GSP League, Western Association League, UPAC are in line to return to action later should the ban be lifted.

TTU v UMaT in 2020 UPAC Zone Two Qualifier

Conversely, the chances of safe health protocols could be an issue considering Ghana’s capacity to test for the corona virus is likely to be overwhelmed for long stretches deep into the latter part of the year considering the country’s limited number of test centers.

This situation could ward off players, referees, fans and other stakeholders from participating in the various competitions when they return.

Knights v Coldstore in Tema League Finals

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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