There will be no shortage of intensity when the Greater Accra Basketball League tip off next week.
Defending champions Braves of CEPS, Tema Youth and Police Service are in the hunt to claim the top three spots due to stellar performances in past seasons.
For Braves, it will be business as usual as they parade another crack squad to challenge for yet another title in the capital.
For many observers, it’s going to be a stroll in the park for them after winning the championship in the last 14 years – clearly underestimating them this time around will be perilous for any team wanting to challenge them for the crown.
They will trade blows against rivals Tema Youth and dark hoses Police as well as Panthers, Tudu Might Jets, Holy Family, Fire Service and Prison Service in the senior’s competition.
Each game is mouthwatering, but the most interesting of all may be the clash that will pit them against the Tema-based side.
Tema Youth coach Emmanuel Quaye (rubberman) is known figure in Ghana having crafted a formidable force over the years.
Despite coming close on a number of occasions, he has almost lost the bragging rights over veteran Brimah Lawah in the race for the top notch trainer in the West Africa country.
For much of the season over the years, CEPS have looked almost invincible after beating every team that comes their way.
This year’s championship is going to be full of intrigue with many a star expected to be on displays.
Among them are Baniba Dodzie, Hashim Brimah and Aryeetey but to mention a few.
“Dodzie is the leader of the team, the best player in Ghana and he need our support,” coach Lawah said
“When the situation is tough, the tough guys take the control.
The Accra Polytechnic ace enhanced his glittery and some would say, legendary status by hitting a three-pointer at the buzzer to help the side clinch an eight-nation club championship in Liberia.
He says the feat chalked in Liberia has boosted the confidence of the team going into the championship.
“The win has really lifted our spirit going into the championship this year,” he said
“We are proud because we have the opportunity to defend our title and continue to dominate for many more years to come.
“We’ll do our best to get to the top.”