UG (Blue) v Reformers in ABL matchup.

The wait continues for competitive basketball’s return in Ghana in the wake of the latest announcement from the nation’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on the fight against the Corona Virus pandemic.

The President stated contact sports can’t be played in the country until July 31 when an update is to be provided on the way forward.

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo

Prior to the announcement, Ghana had been dealing with a ban on social gatherings including sports activities set on March 15.

Though the ban has been lifted, only non contact sports like Tennis, Badminton and golf can be played competitively in the West African nation.

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

Competitive basketball has been absent since the ban was announced with several leagues and events forced to suspend play indefinitely.

Action in 2020 UPAC Zone 2

The Accra Basketball League (ABL), Western Basketball Association League, GSP Basketball League are some of the leagues on suspension while the Team Community Basketball League is yet to fix a start date.

Young Boys (red) v CUCG Saints in GSP matchup

The 2020 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship had concluded two zones before the ban was announced. The status of this year’s edition of Ghana’s most celebrated tertiary basketball competition going forward is up in the air.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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