The boys and girls are beginning to separate from the men and women respectively in the ongoing Thome Cabalan championship and Monday’s fixtures rolls out an eye catching experience in the tournament which has become a key cliché on the basketball calendar in Ghana.
The action swings to pool A where Tema Youth takes on Reformers in the day’s opening game (2pm local time).
It was another cliff hanger in the game involving Cape coast based Hoops and Tema Youth over the weekend. It was one game many fans wanted to watch because they couldn’t meet in the Greater Accra series following the late arrival of the Tema based side for their final league match of the season- a scenario which resulted in their demotion to D2 and the story aftermath is history for us.
Hoops are back on court on Monday afternoon with a crunch tie against Warriors in the final game of the day and arguably the biggest fixture on Monday.
Hoops beat Coach Abeiku Sagoe’s men in the series and if they don’t put up a nonchalant attitude like they did when they played Tema Youth over the weekend, then they should be mouthful for the Nima based side.
Manager Claudius Thompson knows the opposition extremely well and therefore won’t be fooled into thinking they would have an easy task against Warriors on Monday.
‘We’ve played them before and we won in the league but that is not going to be the yardstick to measure the challenge of Warriors. They have some pretty good players who can cause havoc on a good day’ Thompson told basktballghana.com editor Patrick Akoto.
‘We’re determined to do well and therefore going to approach this game with all the seriousness it deserves’.
Meanwhile Tema Youth and Reformers will open the day’s account with the first game on court.