Custom Excise and Preventive Service’s gritty 93-43 victory over CYO on Wednesday ensured they triumphed following Tema Youth’s inability to play against second placed Hoops on Saturday.
Tema Youth were late for their game against the Cape Coast based side and that meant they forfeited their game against their opponent – and subsequently got relegated to the second-tier league despite their fifth position on the league table, according to the rules governing the championship.
The Tema based side has been made to pay for their lackluster attitude towards the league after they arrived late for their crunch game over the weekend. Despite their fifth placed position on the league, they got relegated because according to the rules any team that fails to honour a match will be relegated to the first division irrespective of the team’s position on the league table.
CEPS won the league for an incredible ten year running without dropping a game and that has clearly underlined their credentials as the powerhouse of Ghana basketball.
Coach Braimah Lawah has now etched his name in gold plate as the chief tactical and technical man who has stirred CEPS to a record breaking tenth consecutive title.
They now look into the future with high hopes and it remains to be seen which team can stop the impregnable CEPS in the Greater Accra basketball series.
In the other games to round up the championships for 2010, Police beat Lions 66-52 to secure a place in the top flight while their opponent got relegated on the final day of the championship.
It was a ‘de ja vu’ performance from the Police Service who put in enough effort on the final day to secure their place in the elite division.
Lions 12th position on the league table meant they say goodbye to the top flight league for the next season.
Panther beat Magic 51-45 at the Lebanon house in Tudu to ensure they edge past their opponent on the final day of the championship.
Turbo Jets’s dreadful performance in the league continued with another sorry 42-74 defeat to Reformers over the weekend and condemned them to the second-tier league.