Hoops take onto the court for the time in the Thome Cabalan Championship at the Lebanon house, Tudu on Thursday.

The Cape Coast based side should be buoyed by their pre-season form going into the tournament. They lost to the Togo National team in a friendly encounter but that clearly was a good exercise venturing into the championship which has been very dominant on the basketball calendar for well over twenty years.

Hoops battle Holy Family in the final match of the day on Thursday in what promises to be a taciturn contest.

Hoops are the clear favourite to win their first match of the championship but as manager Claudius Thompson reckons there won’t be room for any complacency.

‘We know we’re in a better position to win the game but we won’t be drawn into been unworried because it is a game and anything can happen’. Thompson said

‘We’re coming into the game with more seriousness than ever and won’t lose focus at all. This is our first game and it is a must win situation for us so we start the competition on a positive note’.

Reformers may have won easily against Holy Family on match day-1 but they would find Nima based warriors a difficult side to beat.

The two sides clash in the opening match on Thursday afternoon (2pm local time) at the facility which was donated by the late Thome Cabalan.

By: Patrick Akoto


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