The game was expected to be a close contest with many pundits claiming the Cape Coast based side could put the brakes on the unbeaten run of the defending Greater Accra champions. But they were left to wait a little longer as CEPS put up another unrivaled performance to beat their bitter rivals 77-56 to book a place in the grand finale of the prestigious Thome Cabalan Championship at the Lebanon court.
What was most shocking and striking was the fact the even the sensational three point expect Dodzie only had 3 out of 9 attempt. Perhaps Richard Darko’s impressive display on court could make for the team’s success on Thursday afternoon. Fans wondered what might have hit Hoops who were so impressive during the series and with their pre-season friendlies in Togo, one thought they were battle ready for CEPS but once again they left their teeming fans disappointed.
CEPS now look set to clinch the title from Police who won two years ago when they clash with Tema Youth in Friday’s epic final. The defending champions lost the plot against the demoted Tema Youth in the first semi-final on the day with a 76-70 defeat. What
marred the game were the bitter exchanges that characterized their game as both players and coaches had their share in the hot debate on almost every single call by the match officials. Hoops now battle Police for the third place spot while Tema Youth and favourite CEPS sort things out in the final game on Friday as the curtain would be lowered on the 2010 edition of the Thome Cabalan Championship. By: Patrick Akoto