KSTS failed to make home advantage count when they lost at the semi-final stage to Pope John’s Senior High after an incredible run in the group stage.
They were the only side that won all the four matches in their group and so looked good for the title.
But they crumbled under pressure and expectations against the Koforidua Effiduase based side in the second semi-final game.
They home side will take consolation in the fact that they qualified for the grand finale of the Sprite Ball on the 19th and 20th of December, 2009 at the El – Wak Stadium.
Larbi claims complacency accounted for his side’s inability to progress to the final and insists they will be no pushovers at the grand finale in Accra.
‘I think my boys were swollen headed after they won all their matches in the group stages’ Larbi told basketballghana
‘They just failed to find their rhythm and that went against us. They allowed their opponent to take the match to them and it looked like they could not find answers to the onslaught of Pojoss.
‘But I think we are still a good side capable of winning the grand finale in Accra. Any side that underrate us do so at their own peril.’
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