By: Kofi Owusu Aduonum
The Technical Director of the Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA), Mr. Iddrisu Gamel Ayambire, who also doubles as the Vice President Technical and Development, has noted the poor level of coaching at the developmental level of the game in general.
The areas are schools, community clubs, and institutions. This observation was carefully carried out after number of competitions, which have taken place in the last two years.
In a strategic meeting with the Sports Director of FIBA International here in Ghana recently, the GBBA appealed to the Africa Zone Commission (FIBA AFRICA) for support in this area.
The Zone Commission obliged to support Ghana with an international coach’s instructor from Guinea. The instructor will run a ten day programme from November 5 to 15.
The coaching clinic would run at the following venues (1) the National Sports Council Media Centre at Ohene Djan Stadium and (2) the Latter Day Saints at North Ridge.
The Zone Commission has supported the GBBA with a number of text books and e-Books for the young coaches.
The Commission is also footing a substantial part of the instructor’s bills, and is partly supported by the National Sports Council (NSC), GBBA, and Sprite, as official partner and sponsor for the clinic.
At the end of the programme the GBBA was of the view that the level of coaching would rise to an appreciable level, and would ease the pressure on coaches at the national level, enabling them to concentrate on coaching, than having to start from scratch says the President of the GBBA, Mr. David Addo-Ashong.
Mr. Lancinet Keita Kabassan, Coaches Instructor, has great credentials in the field of basketball, including being a former player and coach, and has also won some laurels as a player and coach.
The GBBA is positive that Mr. Kieta’s visit would go a long way to help the Ghana Basketball Association and other stakeholders take the sport in Ghana to another level