Ghana’s national wheelchair basketball team, the Black Chariots, is billed to participate in a tournament in Canada, from April 27 to 29, 2018.
The invitational tournament which takes place at the Centre Sportif du college Edouard-Montpetit, Lengueuil will have 15 other countries competing in the biggest disability sports championship.
Organized by ‘Defi Sportif AlterGo’, participating countries are to fund their accommodation, board and transport, apart from the participation fee. The Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation has already paid for their participation fee, which they gathered through support from benevolent people.
However, to be able to go through the entire competition without any financial issues, the Federation is continually seeking for support. Meanwhile, tickets for both players and officials have been taken care of by Prophet Bakah.
Ghana, being the only African country to partake in the competition, is poised to make a mark, as the Canadians believe in Ghana’s determination to developing disability sports, especially wheelchair basketball.
The Ghana Wheelchair Basketball Federation will use this tournament to network with other participating countries to champion the agenda of developing the sport.
The GWBF also plans to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Federation in Partnership. They intend to also invite the Canadians to this year’s Republic Day Cup in Ho in June.
A contingent made up of 14 players, 16 officials and 2 media persons make the trip to Canada in April.
Ghana’s male Wheelchair Basketball team who failed to participate in last year’s African qualifiers at South Africa, due to lack of funds, will now have a better exposure in Canada.