Following an impressive run in the recently concluded Greater Accra basketball series, Hoops would extend their horizon with an international friendly against the Togolese National team on Saturday in Lome.

The Cape Coast based side have confirmed a deal has been stitched to play their counterpart from the country’s neighbouring country this weekend.

This would be the first international exposure for the side which lost grounds once in the league with their only defeat coming on the heels of a nail-biting fixture against 10-time champions CEPS.

They played some scintillating and awe-inspiring basketball games in the series and coach Claudius Thompson reckons the game will afford his players an opportunity to test their resolve against some of the tried and tested players on the African continent.

‘This would be a unique platform to learn more and gain an international experience’. Thompson told in an exclusive interview.

‘This is the first time that we would be playing outside Ghana and it would be interesting how it plays out in Lome on Saturday.

He added: We lost the league title t CEPS narrowly last season and we leave no stone unturned to wrestle the title from them next year.’

The side departs Ghana in the early morning of Saturday before they play their host in the later part of the day.

By: Patrick Akoto


  1. I REALLY LOVE WANT THE CAPE COAST BASED TEAM ARE DOING,THEY ARE REALLY GIVING THE PLAYERS A CHANCE TO SEE WANT IS REALLY GOING ON OUT OF GHANA AND TO BE FRANK,CEPS AND HOOPS DON’T HAVE A TEAM TO MATCH THEM.i dont really get the idea of the greater accra basketball league is even going on.after the league what is next .nothing.we are not even able to bring up a team to go for the qualifies as the other western countreis are doing.what a shame.cape coast hoops you really did well.thumps up.and gbba i really dont see what the executives and workers they do.bull shit.former yotive player in TOGO NATIONAL TEAM

  2. The Togolese basketball federation is reportedly bringing in five foreign-based players for evaluations.
    Togo’s national-team is currently preparing for the zonal qualifiers to the 2011 African Championships, which will be hosted by the country this summer in August.
    Two players are currently in the US, two in France and one in Senegal, but it has to be seen if the federation can come up with tickets for them as it’s the first time the small country is trying to beef up their squad with Diaspora…….AND WITH ALL THIS CAPE COAST BASED TEAM HOOPS GAVE THEM A TREAT OF THE PROWESS.I HEARD WHAT THE HOOPS GUYS DID AND I BELIEVE IF THE NATIONAL TEAM OF GHANA IS GIVEN THE CHANCE MEDALS WILL BE FLOWING IN THE COUNTRY.SO WHAT THE FUCK IS THE GBBA DOING AT ALL

  3. this are the awards of some of the TOGO national team players

    Chicago H.S. Thanksgiving Tournament MVP -04
    NJCAA First team All-Conference and First team All-Region -07
    WVIAC Regular Season Champion -07
    WVIAC Tournament Finalist -07
    NCAA tournment All east regon team -08
    Two time WVIAC player of the week -08
    All-Eurobasket Summer League in Chicago 2nd Team -08
    WVIAC Regular Season Runner-Up -08
    WVIAC Tournament Winner -08
    WVIAC All-Tournament Team -08
    All-WVIAC Honorable Mention -08
    Voted by Asia basket as the best import player -09
    Won the league championship -09
    Palestinian PBBA West Bank Group Champion -09
    Palestinian PBBA Champion -09 (MVP)
    Palestine PBBA Cup Champion -10
    Voted by asia basket as the best guard-10
    Arab Club Championships -10
    Arab Cub Championships: 14.0ppg, 6.1apg, 4.0rpg-10

  4. apart from CEPS wining like years of the greater accra league there is nufin to show they have the might to go ahead cuz they cant even represnt ghana in the african qualifies,you need to mix up the players with other teams players in the league like hopes who also cling 2nd in the greater accra basketball league for the second year running and also Hoops claim D’Elite Championship Crown – Dec 27, 2009 (by Eurobasket News) .

    lets have the national team cuz the more you wait in vein the older this great players from this team grow.think about it


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