Emotions will run high when Raymond Maha returns to the El-Wak stadium on Saturday but he is confident his Garrison International School team have the winning mentality to clinch the second season of the Milo Junior Ball competition.
Maha has penned a new deal as the head coach of the Burma camp based side after he helped Cantonment to lift the maiden edition of the community basketball competition dubbed community dunks last year at the same venue.
The 20-year-old produced an electrifying performance during the three – month competition with dazzling speed, sublime piece of skills and stamina but this time he will feel the heat from the baseline when he issues instructions to his young charges.
The Point Guard has being tasked with the responsibility of building a formidable squad that will vie for honours at the Milo Junior Ball competition at the El-Wak stadium on March 20.
Garrison will face stiff opposition from high-flying Ghana Lebanon Islamic School (GLISS) and Achimota Preparatory among others.
The coach, though, hopes his players steal the limelight as they seek to press home their quest to cause an upset in their debut appearance in the high-ranked Milo Junior Ball competition.
‘We have a strong team capable of winning the ultimate and make history.’ Maha told basketballghana.com
‘I have a lot of fond memories going back to that same place where I made a huge mark in the community dunks in 2009.’
‘ I guess this time I will have a feel of how the pressure is when you issue out instructions from the baseline and I am looking forward to it.
‘He added: ‘ We have a young and talented team that has shown during our friendly matches that they will be the side to beat during the 2010 Junior Ball competition and we will do our best and hope that the boys make the school, themselves and myself proud.’
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