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Dwomoh rues lost opportunity

The head coach of Achimota Preparatory, Nana Dwomoh has spoken of his disapointments after his side failed to progress to the semi-finals of the 2010 Milo Junior Ball Championship.

The Achimota based basic school qualified from a difficult group which comprised of Cape Coast based Hoops Care International and Kalvary School. They lost 8-2 to the ever improving Hoops Care while they accounted for the Teshie-Nungua based Kalvary School by a single point in their final group game.

Their drive and enthusiasm was curtailed by defending champions Great Lamptey Mills who produced an awe-insipring display to beat them 12-2 at the quarter –final stage making them the huge favourite to win the title for second time in three years.

Even though Dwomoh was excited with his side’s participation in the tournament, he reckoned his charges could have done better.

‘I am happy with the way they showed so much intent and seriousness in the tournament but I’m only sad we couldn’t win the ultimate.’Dwomoh told basketballghana.com

‘The mere fact that we took part in such a prestigious tournament speaks volumes of the desire of these young talents to showcase it to the world.’

‘We are thankful to the organisers and Milo for continuing to support the game of basketball and I believe that we will get to the top with the right attitude and commitment.’ he indicated.

He added: ‘We lost to a better side and am just disapointed but not surprised because Lamptey Mills have a much stronger team than us.’ We will bounce back next year.

Achimota Preparatory took home a branded new jersey from title sponsors Milo and other products from other sponsors.

The semi-finals of the competition takes centre stage on Saturday March 27 after rain disrupted activities last weekend.

Great Lamptey Mills battle Garrison basic while Hoops Care sought things out with Ghana Lebanon Islamic School (GLISS).

Milo Junior Ball 2010 is sponsored by MILO – the energy food drink of future champions with support from Indomie, Fan Milk, Voltic, GTV and Joy FM and produced by Rite Multimedia, leaders in basketball development in Ghana.

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