Nigerian –born Coach Feranmi Olunloyo has clearly stepped up his game and put together a new crop of players who can stake a huge claim for the title.
Youngster Joel was the toast of fans, displaying sheer brilliance and bravado at the centre court of the International Central Gospel Church.
He was quick on the ball and distributed from the centre of the court like a real gem. He virtually tore his opponent apart with some daring runs in their opening game against Kaneshie in which they won 31- 25.
Fatigue set in their second game and had to scratch deep to record a narrow 33-30 victory over James Town at a time that they were trailing Coach Daniel Nii Aryee’s young charges up till the 3rd quarter.
Meanwhile Kaneshie managed to negotiate their qualification to the quarter-final stage with a comprehensive 48-33 success over James Town. They made amends and seemed to have found their rhythm as manager Sam Tagoe was seen issuing instructions from the baseline.
It will be slap in the face for coach Aryee who talked tough ahead of the championship claiming he was going to ‘wipe out’ his opponent. In the end it was his James Town team that got wiped out. How ironic.
With zone 1 done and dusted, attention will be shifted to the Kaiza court, Tema where Ashaiman, Tema and Maamobi-Nima will slug it out on Sunday September 4.