ABL Director Alex Kukula

Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) Vice President (Finance and Administration) Alex Kukula has opined the Association sees only positives from embarking on a series of exhibition/ try out games to pick players to form a semblance of Ghana’s National Basketball Team in the future.

From Left to Right: Eric Tetteh, IBU Rep Richard Borsah, GBBA President Van-Ess, Vainauskas, GBBA Vice Kukula

He said this in an exclusive interview with Basketballghana.com after the conclusion of the Ashanti Regional leg of the Tour that had members of the GBBA-Lithuania Basketball Federation (LBF)/ International Basketball University (IBU) Team visit three other cities in Ghana’s southern sector.

KNUST v Kumasi Select Side (All Black) in an exhibition game during the GBBA-LBF/IBU visit.
Snapshot from Men’s exhibition game in Accra.
Players involved in an exhibition game in Takoradi

“People are skeptical about this all important exercise to bring basketball where it’s supposed to be but for us in the GBBA we see it as a positive step towards building a very credible national team…though it might not be representative of the whole nation but trust me I believe when the 16 (players) are named, all those doubters will look at these players and know that they are among the best we have in the country” he said.

Vainauskas speaks with players after exhibition games in Accra

The GBBA-LBF/IBU Team has LBF Representative Jonas Vainauskas and IBU West Africa Director Richard Borsah on it. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) beat a select side from the Kumasi Basketball League 72-39 at Paa Joe Stadium Court at KNUST.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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