Dansoman came into the competition with a chic on the plate and after qualifying from the Greater Accra region in style, there were many who fancied their chances of making an impact at the El-Wak stadium.
Their opening victory against Kumasi-based Asokwa brought some sense of belief that that could finally inked the title.
The flair, skills and team character of coach Feranmi’s young charges was a delight to watch as they bulldozed their way up till the semi-final stage where they were stopped by Kwadaso.
The unheralded centre Emmanue Appiagyei, new sensation Patrick Ligay were the architect of their impressive showing during the group phase.
Petite-looking Albert Osei Agyemang and Andy Otubuah were unstoppable as they tormented their opponent from the blast of the referees whistle.
Agyemang especially corralled 5 rebounds and swatted a couple of shots to a earn a share of Dansoman’s Player of the tournament. One player that really caught my attention.
Their performance proved a blip because their third and fourth placed match against Burma Camp didn’t live up to expectation as they struggled against their opponent in front of the fans.
In the final analysis, they were trounced 27-21 to miss out on a medal.
Coach Feranmi has been credited with honing talents and developing them into becoming future stars.
He was once again the pillar behind the Dansoman team as he continued to deploy tactics.
He was impressed with the output of his players despite their inability to grab the ultimate.
“I am naturally disappointed because we couldn’t win but I am happy with the performance of my players,” Olulunyo said on Basketball TV
“We have a young team and therefore believe this crop of players will go places.
“I am hoping to have the core of this team for the next edition of the tournaments.
“I have no doubt in my mind that we will return a better side next year.
“We take pride in the fact that we were part of the finalist and didn’t disgrace ourselves.
“Placing fourth is not bad. We can only hope to improve upon that.”
If there was Community Dunks continuity rankings, Dansoman would easily crack the upper half.
Its players are largely unknown even to folks who work in the sport, but it’s was a group that was put together for some time, and, by all accounts, knew how to play together.