TUSK Foundation Basketball Coach Thomas Amediku has voiced strong concern about the behavior of some members of the Ghana Army Basketball Team.

In an exclusive interview with Basketballghana.com, Amediku hit hard at the Army contingent for its role in sparking a reported brawl that took place recently at the Prisons Court in Cantonments.


This comes on the back of TUSK’s 61-59 win on Thursday, October 7 in a 2021 Accra Basketball League (ABL) Men’s Division II Regular Season game at the aforementioned venue.

A reported brawl happened in the aftermath of the game sparking wide spread condemnation of the Ghana Army team’s action across the basketball fraternity with several reports indicating the Army team initiated the physical altercation.

Amediku (extreme right) represented Tema in the Three Point Shooting Contest at the Africa Basketball Festival in 2019.

“We believe the Ghana Armed Forces is a body that signifies discipline and we expect them to exemplify that, unless they are saying, this is what they are taught at their training school. Basketball which is a lesser funded sport in this country is on the rise and all stakeholders are doing their bit to lift the sport up.

TUSK v Reformers (pink)

The actions by the Ghana Army have dented the image of the sport and shouldn’t be condoned at all. All through the latter part of the game, their technical staff and fans kept threatening our players” Amediku said.

ABL Director Alex Kukula

ABL Director Alex Kukula has spoken on the issue that has been arranged before the League’s Disciplinary Committee. (Click highlighted text to view statement)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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