Veteran coach Braimah Lawah has been hugely successful with teams in Ghana but has struggled to cement his authority in the famous under-18 basketball championship and that’s what he hopes to erase in 2011.
The well-travelled coach has for the past two years, failed to guide Ridge to lift the championship in the West African country, raising concerns about his ability to raise a team capable of winning laurels at the third time asking.
Lawah has overseen Custom Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) side that has locked the Greater Accra basketball series for the past 10-years and still in hunt to win their eleventh unprecedented title and that has heightened pressure on the ex-Enugu Rangers star to hand the community their first title in the competition’s 3rd year history.
He remains hopeful he can carve a team that will be capable of battling for honours.
He told BASKETBALLghana.com: I know many expect us to do well than previous attempts and we hope to bring glory to the community this year’.
‘The community Dunks is very dicey and not straight forward and anything can happen but we have to believe we can beat our opponent with determination and character’.
He added: It’s not out of the wool to fight this time around and as we continue with our preparations, there is one message I will like to put out there: we’re coming for the title so our opponents must watch out.
Ridge will begin their quest for the title with games against maiden winners Cantonment and Burma camp in the zone 3 qualifiers at the Prisons court.
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