Ghana and Nigeria are considered siblings with Nigeria seen as the big brother. However, a fierce rivalry exists between the two countries from football, music and which country makes the best jollof.
In March this year, Ghana defeated Nigeria in football to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It is therefore safe to say that the football debate for 2022 was settled. Ghana lead.
Before a verdict is passed on the debate over which nation makes the best jollof, the two countries will meet on the basketball court at the second edition of Africa Basketball Festival on Friday December 23 at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
The Africa Basketball Festival is a lifestyle event that merges the game of basketball with fashion and music.
This year’s event has select sides from Ghana, Nigeria, France and USA playing. Team USA engage Team France while Ghana meet Nigeria.
Fans are expecting Nigeria to parade a crack team to win this duel to ensure Nigeria have one against Ghana for 2022. Both Ghana and Nigeria have a good basketball culture with Nigeria ranked ahead of Ghana. Nigeria is ranked 19th in the world and number one in Africa while Ghana has a good and robust youth program but not competitive at the national team level.
The night will also see a fashion show with some exciting Ghanaian brands including Decathlon Ghana, Elikem The Tailor, Edzi Woman, Beautiful Beneath, She Stitch and Fine Fit. Patrons will be entertained with riveting performances by Ghanaian hiplife and hiphop artiste, Edem, dancehall sensation Epixode and a host of others.
Africa Basketball Festival is organised by RITE Sports with support from the Beyond The Return Office, Caveman Watches, France Embassy Ghana, De’lish Restaurant and Ghana Basketball Association.
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