Technical Director of the Milo Junior Ball Championship, Mathias Ocloo, admits the competition can only get better with time following the successful completion of the 2011 Greater Accra Milo Junior Ball series.
The man who is touted as the ‘godfather’ of Ghana basketball after years of selfless service to develop and promote the game in the West African country believes the basic basketball players have shown enough potential after watching them play at the Aviation Social Centre on Monday March 7.
The seasoned basketball coach and former player has trained most of the current crop of coaches and referees over the past three decades and has massive insight in the game which has become Ghana’s second most preferred sport.
He told basketballghana.com: ‘I’ve been with the game in Ghana for so long a time that I sincerely believe if these young players continue to take their training sessions seriously and abide by discipline, they can achieve their full potential’.
‘They’ve not really hit the roof as expected because they’re now learning the basics but with time they’ll grow in the game and mature. I have seen this over the years and its worked perfectly. Most of these players you see play were in the senior’s league and other championships all started like this’.
Ocloo currently doubles as the head coach of Christian Youth Organization (CYO) and they’re a constant feature in the Greater Accra basketball league series.
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