Lome (Togo) -- The female basketball teams of University of Ghana, Legon, and the Saint Joseph Catholic Youth Organisation (CYO) arrived in Lome, Togo, on Thursday ahead of a three-day International Female Basketball Tournament.
The tournament, which is the third edition is being organised by the Fabulous Basketball Association, a basketball club in Lome and it is dubbed "FABA International Friendly Female Basketball Tournament".
Speaking to the GNA Sports, Toni D. Almeida, President of FABA said the tournament is aimed among other things to promote the participation of females in the game of basketball. He said it is the first time the competition is being extended to other West
African Countries to enhance friendship in the sub-region. In all, eight teams from Ghana and Nigeria, Benin and the host are participating in the competition. Ghana and Nigeria are presenting two teams each, one from Benin while the host is presenting three plus a guest team from France, which is taking part on no-scoring basis.
FABA, CMB Kazrmikaze and Club Basket System are representing the host country while Dolphins female club and the First Bank of Nigeria female basketball teams are representing Nigeria. Benin is being represented by Renaissance Basketball Club and from France, Sport Athletique Marmerx. The three-day competition kick-starts on Friday (today) and ends on Sunday.