GBBA President Ato Van-Ess

Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) President Ato Van-Ess has expressed his desire to have several basketball courts scattered all over Ghana.

He expressed this feeling during his speech at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Ghana’s capital, Accra during the GBBA’s stakeholders Dinner Gala.

Greater Accra Regional Association Chairman Bulley

The veteran Administrator listed a handful of key areas that his Association plans to tackle to exponentially grow the sport of basketball in the West African nation.

Retired Basketball Players Eric Tetteh (middle) and Godwin Armah (right) at the Gala

Identifying the provision of basketball in communities and not just educational institutions-a common practice in Ghana- he indicated solving such an issue is key to promote basketball popularity in the football/soccer laden nation.

GBBA President Ato Van-Ess

“Before we promote basketball, we have to put a basketball court in communities. Every space demands a basketball court’ he said and pointed to a an extensive plan to have 3×3 Basketball-a miniature form of the sport-played in large unoccupied spaces beneath Ghana’s major highways ultimately climaxing in an indoor facility down the line.

The Van-Ess led GBBA Executives got voted into office on October 30, 2021.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


  1. I Just discovered an empty land at Kokomeelmele.
    A basketball court can also be built there. The game will also bring people together in the community.

    Charles (Papa Jay)


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