Coach of Accra Academy’s basketball team Curlsbonny Joshua Owusu has rejected claims calling for his sack following his outfit’s disastrous campaign in the just ended Sprite Ball Championship.
Accra Academy lost all three games in the preliminary rounds to Mfantsipim School, Koforidua Secondary Technical School (K.S.T.S.) and Mawuli Senior High as they exited the tournament having conceded 67 points.
The embarrassing losses prompted ace Broadcaster Patrick Akoto, a former student of Accra Academy to call for the coach to be replaced on TV3’s “Fastbreak” which aired on Sunday January 17.
When contacted by Basketballghana.com for his reaction on the subject, the tough talking coach said:
“Apart from Patrick’s suggestion I should be sacked who else will advice my sack from Accra Academy after all my hard work and contributions to the school’s basketball team.”
“These boys blamed themselves after a meeting with the school’s head yesterday. They got tensed and two of my starting 5 joined the team from the hospital.”
He pointed to the school’s poor recruitment policy as the main reason for his side’s abysmal showing since they could not compete.
“I presented seven (7) basketball players to the school for admission but they were refused. One of these boys is part of Augusco’s- St. Augustine’s College- team.”
St. Augustine’s College won the 2016 Sprite Ball Championship by beating rivals Mfantsipim 37-22 in the final game. Fellow Cape Coast-based Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion School won the ladies division.