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Kawanopado and Djejeano-Anafo in the frame from Central

We continue with our build up to the finals of the 2012 Indomie Community Dunks and we settle on the two debutants from the Central region – Kawanopado and Djejeano-Anafo.

The two main contenders from the coastal region come into the tournaments with an exciting prospect –ready to do battle and fight for the ultimate.

For two communities, who are making their first entry into the prestigious tournaments, expects the doubters to begin question their ability and credentials to cause an upset.

Basketball in the Central Region cannot be underrated under any circumstances and anyone who questions the pedigree of teams from that corner, do so at their own risk.

There are burning questions to be asked as to their temperament to withstand the heat that comes with playing in such games. But they have seen it at the junior level before and should be able to deal with the Accra crocker.

The tension, anxiety, desperation, moments of brilliance and aggression that comes with playing in the capital will surely be there.


Kawanopado is one of two communities that marked their debut in the Indomie Community Dunks and are extremely looking ahead to a cagey championship on Saturday.

Big players like Michael Antwi (their youngest player) and Daniel Owusu are no novices in the game after excelling for their Junior High Schools in the past.

The side is expected to put up spirited performance at the El-wak stadium combining speed and aggression to cause havoc in the no charge zone area of their opponent.

Kingsley Whyte, Benjamin Sagoe, Anthony Duodu and Jeffery Annan showed grit and determination during the qualifiers and will be a hard nut to crack at the citadel of basketball in Ghana.

Owusu and Whyte have shown signs that they have plenty of tanks to wrestle the title from Kaneshie who won last term.

Coach Claudius Thompson’s charges have hit the ground running with series of low-profile friendly matches at Cape Coast to fine tune and be in proper shape for the massive showdown.

However they have to be weary of the danger the other teams especially Burma Camp, Dansoman and Kwadaso poses.


Highly unpretentious Djejeano–Anfo community come into the picture with some sense of optimism and open arms ready to learn from their debut appearance in the competition.

Not much is known about this particular team but that should not form the basis to write them off.

Many teams have been shell-shocked by such teams with little or no pedigree and that perceptibly will be a clarion call on the other communities. – be careful!

The fact that they have qualified to the finals bear ample testimony of their determination and zeal to surprise the other teams.

When it matters, the court will be the place to decide. The team with the right attitude and mentality will reign supreme.

When it is all said and done, there will be angry and benevolent fans who disagree and agree, respectively.

Whether you are enraged or content with the predictions, make sure to sound off in the comment section below.

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