Head coach of Alpha Beta, Ferrani Olulonyo, was thrilled with the performance of his young boys despite their inability to qualify for the grand finale of the 2011 Greater Accra Milo Junior Ball on Monday.
The Dansoman-based side which made their second appearance in the most prestigious basketball competition among basic schools in the Greater Accra region placed fourth in the ‘group of death’ that also had other powerhouses like Air Force, St Joseph and Great Lamptey Mills.
It was an improved performance from last year and their nail-biting 4-5 defeat to Great Lamptey Mills in the final group C game especially was enough grounds to make a case for them. They lost to the same side by a higher margin last year but exhibited amazing talent and determination a year on. Indeed in the final analysis, a momentarily lost of concentration cost the side dearly.
The young and hungry looking players played their heart out for one of the finest preparatory schools in Ghana and they should go home smiling and proud despite their failure to book a place for March 29’s grand finale.
Guards Stephen Debrah, Michael Safo, Kelvin Kankam, Oliver Offei and Kwabena Agyapong showed a lot of potential while Power forwards Glenn Adjei, Clement Bruce, David Agyeman also produced some wonderful performances on the day.
‘I think they did well and I’m happy there was massive improvement from their play this year. You were here and you saw how they performed at the El-Wak stadium last year and the difference this year’. Olulonyo told basketballghana.com
‘I’m just a bit disappointed because I think we should have killed the game against Great Lamptey Mills but sometimes these things happen and we’ll certainly live to fight another day’.
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By: Patrick Kwame Akoto