Ghana Lebanon Islamic School is mindful of the huge challenge that confronts them to replicate the performance of their senior colleagues if the junior side make their debut appearance in the prestigious Junior Basketball Championship.
The pressure will be unremitting on the technical handlers to map out stratagies that will aid their quest to follow in the footsteps of their senior high students.
GLISS made a huge impression at the grand finale of the Sprite Basketball Championship at the El-wak stadium last year. They might not have laid their hands on the glittering trophy but won the hearts of thousands of fans who thronged the venue with some scintillating and sublime piece of basketball skills and drills.
The senior side came into the high-flying competition in buoyant mood after successes at some local basketball tournaments in the run up to the two-day tournament. It was evident that the team had amibition, showed serious promise with a sopping display, but lacked the cutting edge and drive in the no charge area of their opponent, which cost them their progress from the group stages. Experience clearly took a dim on their performance and will be counting their luck in the next edition later this year.
They left a huge imprint in the minds of crazy basketball lovers and dignitaries and that is what has raised the stakes high for their junior compatriots as the organisers of the competition continue their positive agenda of developing the game from the grassroot level.
The young ballers are seen as the future backbone of the school’s basketball ambition and could underline that credential if they impress massively in their maiden appearance in the Junior Ball Compeition (JBC).