The Greater Accra Men’s Division I Basketball League will commence today at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra at 15:00 GMT. The new season will tip off with Tema Youth taking on Fire Service.

The 2016 season will have 10 teams compete for the ultimate title in the region and a shot at playing the West African Zonal Championship. Reigning champions Braves of CEPS will begin its’ title defense in the league’s second week.

Debutants DC Dynamics will open its’ account in the league on the opening day with a game against Teshie Rangers. The Dansoman-based side won the Division II title to gain promotion to Division I and is coached by one of the region’s leading young coaches in Feranmi Olulonyo.


Speaking to, League Chairman Benjamin Baafi was in ebullient mood ahead of the anticipated matchups. He said, “Last year it was very interesting so I am hoping that this year will be better than last year.”

A new format will have the top eight teams after the first round qualify for the playoffs with the ninth and tenth teams demoted to Division II. The qualified teams will be paired according to their respective standings on the league log.

“Formerly we were playing first and second round but we have realized now things have changed so we have to play the first round and then we play the playoffs…It is international standard because when you play the playoffs you get more games to play” he said.


All games will be played at the Lebanon House and Prisons Court in Cantonments.


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