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Mr. Van-Ess addresses congress after his victory


MOBA streak continues on Ghana Basketball’s biggest seat

Ato Van-Ess’ election as Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) President at the recently held GBBA Congress means the top position in the sport in the West African nation is once again occupied by a member of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA).

Former Ghana Basketball President Addo Ashong at the 2020 UPAC Launch.

Van-Ess won the Presidential race at the Congress held this past weekend ahead of Dr. Andre Kwasi-Kumah and he takes over from David Addo-Ashong.

Former GBBA President Addo-Ashong is a former student of the Cape Coast based Mfantsipim School and was voted into office in 2010.

Both men are former basketball players who played at various levels of competitions in the sport before turning their focus to administrating the sport.


Before ascending to the tough position, Van-Ess served as Chairman of Ghana’s Western Regional Basketball Association and leads the new group of executives for the next four years.

Mfantsipim (red) v St. John’s at Sprite Ball

Mfantsipim’s connection to basketball is deep aside producing stand out talents like Kofi Aboagye, the school is the most successful outfit in Ghana’s biggest High School basketball tournament-Sprite Ball.

Credit: Basketballghana

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