Shot from Accra Basketball League can confirm the ban on contact sports in relation to COVID 19 restrictions in Ghana has been lifted and training in such sports can resume.

In the latest address to the nation on the state of the Corona Virus in the country, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo relayed the information.

President Akufo-Addo

This comes as a result of further easing of restrictions in the West African nation that looks to have cleared the worst part of the pandemic since the first cases of infection were reported in March.

While athletes in non contact sports like tennis and golf were allowed to compete a couple of months ago, disciplines such as basketball, football and boxing had restrictions upheld.

TTU Guard Benjamin Sagoe at the free throw line

This means basketball events that have been affected by the spread of the virus and the subsequent ban can continue albeit with rescheduled timelines.

This means the 2020 UPAC can continue after the completion of only two zonal meets; Takoradi Technical University topped Zone 2 on Saturday March 14 but the ban on social gathering commenced on March 15.

Competitions including the Tema Basketball League and Accra Basketball League are in line to resume later this year.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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