Magic Basketball Club will rank better this year in the Accra Basketball League (ABL) according to head coach James Okine. He made the statement prior to the team’s opening game against Police in the 2016 season.
The game however, was postponed due to administrative challenges on the part of the Police team which had already prevented the team’s ladies outfit to miss the completion date for registration. Speaking to Basketballghana.com, the live wire trainer was confident his side will achieve great success this season. He said:
“This year Magic will go far because we have new players in the team, players who just finished playing college basketball and I think with the experience that they recently picked up, I think that they can do something in the league.”
However, he wasn’t too sure about defending champions Braves’ ability to continue dominating the league. “It is going to be hard but you don’t know what these guys have in them right now so until they deliver and prove themselves is when we can say something about it” he said.
Okine will get the chance to work again with a chunk of players from Marshalls University College’s recent quarter final run in the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship he held the fort.
Suleman Wahab, Boubacarr Gillen, Anthony Adade and Evans Anfom featured in the Marshalls team and will do same in the ABL. Magic will make it’s long awaited debut this season against Air Force.