The ban on contact sports in Ghana including basketball due to COVID 19 restrictions has been lifted following the announcement by Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo.
In his latest address to the nation this past weekend; President Akufo-Addo lifted the ban as the country continues to ease restrictions after months battling the pandemic.
Several basketball competitions including the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Championship had to be suspended due to the ban.
A handful of basketball leagues that were underway had to be suspended including the GSP, Western Basketball Association and Accra Leagues respectively.
However, the Tema Basketball League is in line to commence the 2020 season as the campaign was in play to commence mere weeks before the virus hit Ghana.
Due to a wild offseason riddled with a host of player movement headlined by 2019 Most Valuable Player Award Winner Joel Tham’s shock move from defending Champions Nungua Coldstore to last season’s finalist Spintex Knights, the league was primed for a big take off.
However, with the ban lifted, the countdown to the opening game is on.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter