Rite Sports CEO Yaw Sakyi Afari

In his speech at the Basketball Honours, Chief Executive Office of RITE Sports Limited Yaw Sakyi Afari paid his respects to departed figures who played key roles in the success stories of basketball in Ghana.

Best High School Boys Basketball Team Winners Mfantsipim School

The maiden edition of the Basketball Honours was held at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Headquarters to honour individuals and organizations instrumental in the growth of basketball in the West Africa particularly those in line with competitions built around the education system. (Click highlighted text to view full list of winners)

Team University of Ghana at the Basketball Honours

Several Education Institution Heads, Corporate Body Representatives and Dignitaries headlined by Boxing Legend Azumah Nelson were present at the Awards.

Boxing Legend Azumah Nelson at the event

Unfortunately, some of the faithful and supportive ones are not here with us tonight: Mr. Dzokoto and Mr. Annang (both former National PE Coordinators), Mr. Matthias Ocloo and Mr. Antwi, Head of the Referees, Madam Barbara Nortey Pupulampo, former Headmistress of Osu Presec, Benjamin Baafi, former Chairman of the Greater Accra Basketball Association, Mr. Ewudzi Sagoe of Adisadel College, just to mention a few” he said in his speech.

The Late Matthias Ocloo
The late Benjamin Baafi

Madam Barbara Nortey passed on few months after Osu-PRESEC shocked the field to win the 2016 Sprite Ball Championship.

2018 Sprite Ball Champions PRESEC Osu with Accra Mayor Adjei Sowah after winning 2018 Sprite Ball, the late Barbara Nortey (second from right)

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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