Coach of Koforidua Secondary Technical School (KSTS), Eric Larbi, conceded his team faces a daunting task to qualify for the knockout stages of the 2014 Sprite Ball Championship after being drawn in one of the strongest groups at next year’s tournament in Accra.
Larbi’s side were pitted against Mawuli, Opoku Ware School and West African Senior High in group B and the KSTS coach could only manage a wry smile when he learnt his team’s fate while watching Monday’s draw LIVE on TV 3.
He admitted he would have preferred an easier group, but claimed he had already prepared for the worst given the quality of so many of the 16 boys teams.
“It’s a tough group, there’s no doubt about that. In Mawuli and Opoku Ware it’s almost as though we have got two number one seeds in our group,” Larbi told BASKETBALLghana.com
“Opoku Ware were very unlucky not to be seeded in the first four. We know how good they are because we’ve seen them play.
“There were not going to be many scenarios where we were going to be jumping for joy. It doesn’t surprise us. I suppose one positive is that we also have a strong team and will continue to push for the title.
The former Eastern Regional champions will open their group B campaign against West African Senior High before setting up a meeting with Opoku Ware and Mawuli Senior High.