Braves of CEPS, Custom Division of Ghana, have promised to win one of the two slots in the qualifiers of the 2013 FIBA Africa senior men club championship.
The qualifiers, which is for both the male and female categories, would hold in Monrovia, Liberia, from Oct. 7 to Oct. 15.
The 2013 edition of the African Champions Clubs Cup, also for the male and female categories, is to hold later in the year in Tunisia.
The chairman of the Ghana Greater Accra Basketball Association, Benjamin Baafi, has noted that the early preparation was necessary because the qualifiers in Monrovia would not be an easy task.
“We resumed preparations for the qualifiers because our ultimate goal is to pick one of the two continental tickets in Monrovia,”Baafi said
“We are the only club that will represent Ghana and so must ensure that we hoist the flag of the country very high.
“This is the second time that we’ll be playing in the championship. The last time we played in the championship was in 2004.
“So you can see that it has been a long time. That is why we must make serious impression on our return to the continent.
“We know the pedigree of the other teams and will do well to qualify to Tunisia.”
‘Our target is not just to qualify but to also win the African Champions Clubs Cup in Tunisia later in the year,” Baafi added.
Other countries in the zone that will also present two male teams each are the Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Togo and host, Liberia.
No Ghanaian team has ever won the annual competition which started in 1972.