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2023 African Para Games: Kenya floors Ghana in wheelchair basketball

Ghana’s Women Wheelchair Basketball team on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 suffered a defeat in the hands of their Kenyan counterparts in the ongoing 2023 Para Games in Accra.

The host, despite putting up a fighting spirit could not stand the test of their opponent and eventually lost the game by margin of two baskets.

The entertaining game which was Day 2 of the competition ended 16-18 in favour of the Kenyan Women’s Basketball Team.

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Ghana will thus hope to bounce back strongly in their third game for a win.

In the same category, Algeria recorded the heaviest victory on the day by beating fellow North African compatriots Morocco by 87-5.

South Africa’s women’s team also thrashed Zambia by 64-5 baskets.

Senegal, in the Men’s Wheelchair Basketball category had a commanding victory over Kenya by 103-22 baskets.

Algeria men’s team also did not show any mercy for Dr. Congo as they dispatch them by 98-21 baskets.

North African giants Egypt had 82 baskets as against 35 of Angola.

As the competition progresses, Day 3 of the Wheelchair Basketball games continues today, September 6.

Ghana takes on South Africa, Algeria battles Zambia whiles Dr. Congo and Morocco square off in the women’s category.

In the men’s competition, Morocco will come face to face with Dr. Congo while Senegal also plays South Africa.

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Team Ghana, will also battle Algeria in another fixture at 6:00PM which is expected to be a fierce contest.

The African Para Games staged in Ghana between September 3 and 12, with Accra 2023 being the first edition of the games.

The games, gives people who are physically challenged compete in Wheel Chair Tennis, Wheel Chair Basketball, and Amputee Football.

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