Ahmed Baffoe

TI Amass coach Ahmed Baffoe has hailed the fighting spirit of his team following their record feat at the 2015 Sprite Balls finals in Accra.

The Kumasi-based side recorded their second straight win over Aggrey Memorial to retain the title in the girls division.

Real Amass marshaled by Rachel Obeng, Abigail Frema, Rashaka, Ishyetu and Esther among others sprawled another virtuoso performance to beat their arch-rivals at the El-Wak stadium.

Aggrey looked improved but lacked the cutting edge inside the paint to make it count as they watched in agony as their opponent took the trophy back to Kumasi for the second time in a row.

Coach Baffoe, who has been hugely credited for transforming the side, praised his opposite number but insists they were technically and tactically superior.

“It was a good performance from my girls. We had to grab the win by the neck and I must congratulate the boys,” he told BASKETBALLghana.com

“They (Aggrey) were a good side but we were technically better than them. That for me was the only difference.

“We realized Joana Danso was the pillar in the team and so deployed our strategies around her. We stopped her from playing her best game and that helped us a lot.”

The young tactician and his backroom staff including Prince Sakyi and Henry Edem Dente have been hailed for their positive influence in the team since they took over the side, helping them to win two successive titles at the national level.


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