Yakuba Ouattara (born in Tepa in Ghana's Ashanti Region) in action for France Photo Courtesy: L'Equipe

Basketballghana.com can report a trio of players of direct Ghanaian descent has played varying roles to secure qualification for three European nations to the 2022 European Basketball Championship (EuroBasket).

Akwasi Yeboah of Great Britain, Yakuba Ouattara of France and Awudu Abass of Italy helped the respective countries to book their spots in next year’s continental championship.


While Yeboah and Abass missed out on getting picked for the final round of games after making the initial list, both players played in the first round of games that put both countries on the path to qualify for the games.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Yeboah was born in Ghana and moved to England when he was nine and he plays professionally Saint-Quentin in France while Abass was born in Italy to a Ghanaian father and played for Italy at the 2019 World Cup; he plays for Virtus Bologna.

Photo Courtesy: FIBA

Ouattara however, played for France and registered two rebounds and an assist in four points in a 73-71 win over Montenegro in Group B. France has four wins and a loss while Great Britain has three wins and two losses in the group.

Italy leads Group C.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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