Tema Youth v Warriors (blue) in ABL Game

Basketbalghana.com can confirm no team is to be relegated at the end of the 2021 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division I Season; the decision was passed by the League Board following a stakeholders meeting held this past weekend at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra.

This comes in the lead up to the start of the ABL on July 27 (tentative) across all three divisions that is the Men’s Division I, Women’s Division and Men’s Division II.

Air Force v Novas in a Division II game

10 teams compete in the Men’s Division I and Women’s Division while 15 teams compete in Division II; a new format has been adopted to complete this season. (Click highlighted text to view story)

Annan Annang (with ball) in action attempts shot against Novas in Accra League Division II

Starting the season would end the longer than expected wait for the return of the League after the 2020 campaign got cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

The effects of the pandemic have led to a latter start date for the league and a mandatory COVID Vaccination program for all stakeholders prior to the start of the league.

Fire (white) v Air Force

Players, referees, coaches and administrators were vaccinated during the three dap program earlier on this month; the ABL communicated that players who didn’t vaccinate won’t be allowed to compete in the 2021 season.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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