VILNIUS, LITHUANIA - NOVEMBER 24: Jonas Vainauskas speaks during the Eurocup Basketball Opening Press Conference at the Siemens Arena on November 24, 2008 in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Photo by Alius Koroliovas/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images)

Representative of the Lithuania Basketball Federation’s (LBF) visit to Ghana Jonas Vainauskas has stated a national basketball strategy for Ghana is to be based on assessments made during his visit to the country.

The Administrator arrived in Ghana on Tuesday, January 12 and a Press Conference was held earlier today at the Accra Sports Stadium to announce the start of activities outlined in Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The Presser had Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) Vice President (Administration and Finance) Alex Kukula and Greater Accra Basketball Association Chairman Ayitey Bulley present

From Left to Right: , Arthur, Kukula, Borsah, Vainauskas, Bulley

Vainauskas will lead a team to tour various locations in Ghana assessing coaching, basketball structure and general play from Ghanaian players. The tour commences on Friday, January 14.

The MoU signed between the Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) and the LBF and International Basketball University (IBU) in December 2021.

Speaking at the Press Conference, Vainauskas stated, “First order of business for me is to assess the state of Ghana basketball in general and on that assessment we will base a national basketball strategy which we will develop with our colleagues at the Ghana Basketball Association and we hope to achieve that we have a full strategy in place by September”.

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Lithuania is ranked eighth in the world and is renowned worldwide for its cutting edge fundamental heavy basketball structures in developing players and coaches.

LBF and IBU Rep in Ghana Richard Borsah stated more assessment visits are to roll out in the coming months. (Click highlighted text to read full story)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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