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Kyei Baffour blames defeat on complacency

Kwadaso’s Kyei Baffour has cited complacency as one of the reasons why they lost out on the 2012 Indomie Community Dunks title.

The Kumasi-based side, touted as one of the favourite for the title ahead of the cliff hanger, did not disappoint as they churned out impressive to top their group en route to the finals.

With victories against Djejeano-Anafo in their opening group game, the stage was well set for the highly anticipated second round fixture against high scoring Burma Camp.

They defied all odds to silence the Greater Accra-based side and suddenly pundits began to rewrite their notes.

They sealed their qualification to the semi-finals in style by demolishing whipping boys James Town 45-13 in a one-sided contest.

After they bagged their qualification to the final following success over Dansoman in the semi-finals, many doubted their ability to win the crown at the expense of the highly-impressive Kawanopado.

They fought gallantly but lost their guard in the remaining two quarters as the Cape Coast-based side strolled to a thrilling 43-31 victory at the El-Wak stadium.

Their team captain admitted complacency accounted for their loss.

“We started well but I think we were complacent. We won the first quarter and we thought we were home and dry,” Baffour said

“But they (Kawanopado) came back strongly and made us pay in the worse possible manner.

“I believe we have learnt a great deal of lesson from this and hopefully we can go a step higher than where we got to.

“Don’t forget this is our first time of participating in the competition and so definitely we were bound to make mistakes.

“My only disappointment is that the mistakes were made where it mattered most – the finals. We are still proud of our achievement and we will go back to Kumasi with our chest high.”

Kwadaso won the Ashanti Regional competition after beating rivals Asokwa to the title in July.

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