Takoradi Polyetchnic Forward Ernest Otu Laryea has pinned his side’s triumph in the just ended Zone E qualifiers of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (Basketball) Championship on the tremendous team work of his team.
The spark plug Forward made the statement in the aftermath of Takoradi Polytechnic’s 49-46 win over host institution University of Cape-Coast over the weekend to qualify for the quarter finals of Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball competition which is headlined by Rexona.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, he said:
“It’s teamwork. It was difficult at training grounds, we had difficulties getting to know our capabilities and our potential so were able to finalize that back in Takoradi and we had to do what we practice in Takoradi knew and since we were able to do that it got us the win.”
He agreed with Cape-Coast Polytechnic Guard, Light Koomson who alluded to stamina as Takoradi Polytechnic’s main strength.
“We practice every time if you don’t practice and you are not strong, you can’t play. I had a lot of stamina as well as my teammates and that’s what got us the win. They were leading from first quarter, second quarter to third quarter but since we have the strength, we were able to beat them the fourth quarter to win this glory” he added.
Accra Poly will take on Zenith University College, Blue Crest University College and Valley View University in Zone F on Friday April 1 for a spot in the quarter finals set to commence on April 14 at the University of Ghana.
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