Head coach Sam Tagoe will have to mould a formidable squad capable of fending off competition from the likes of Dansoman and James Town in zone two (2) to earn a quarter-final berth.
Last year, coach Tagoe presided over a smartly run ‘white’ team with ever- increasing offensive options and a sticky defense that moved it feet against lesser opponent while holding its own against the big boys.
It was almost super-laughable that Kaneshie was going to be the team to beat last term when the competition got into frenzy.
The original prediction was made while thinking that star player Francis Nii Lantei will be missing because he is beyond the age-limit and coach Tagoe knows he must dig deep into his coaching artistry to conjure some magic because his opposite numbers Daniel Sowah, Warrant Officer Joseph Ayizangah and young Ferranyi Olunloyo won’t allow the title to slip their hand too easily.
There is uncertainty over the availability of Nima community in this year’s competition, but irrespective of the final determination of their involvement in the games, the 2011 edition of the hugely popular competition amongst communities in the capital will be exciting following the new innovations.
Cantonment’s Daniel Sowah made history when he guided his side to clinch the title for the first time in the competition’s history and after missing out in 2010, he will be keen to recapture the straw.
Ridge has remained under-achievers since the game’s inception three years and ago and young manager Francis Wilson has hinted his charges have learnt their lesson to stake a huge claim for the title this year.
‘We know we haven’t done well to win the title and that’s what we hope to halt this year. T going to be pretty difficult but we’ll try our best to bring glory to our community’. Wilson told BASKETballghana.com.
There are flips on the cheek for these budding talents to show they’ve grown in stature over the past few years and surely there will be emerging ones on shore in the next couple of weeks.
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