Teshie Rangers Guard Bernard Tetteh has allayed fears the team isn’t cut out to play in the Accra Basketball League Division I. The team gained promotion into Ghana’s Greater Accra Region’s basketball elite division from division II last season. Fire Service beat 69-46 Holy Family as Tema Youth defeated Tudu Magic 59-43 in the other games on the day.
Tetteh’s statement came in the aftermath of Rangers’ 37-39 loss to Air Force in the last game of Week Three fixtures played at the Lebanon House in Tudu. Unable to build on its’ win over DC Dynamics in the opening round of the new season, the Point Guard was less enthused about his team’s play particularly on defense. He said:
“Our Defense-we made it so loose and so open for them (Air Force) to penetrate. Secondly our timeouts and substitutes also had a little bit of effect on us.”
“I feel very bad but then these people (Air Force) they are a team that really played the division I but we just got into the division I game and we are adapting to the style of play. They really played tough and we have to work harder”.
Despite taking a quick 13-7 lead in the game, Rangers couldn’t reproduce the strong finish it exhibited in its’ last outing against Dynamics as the team succumbed to a more physical Air Force side.
With less than seconds on the clock, Shooting Guard Gabriel Numarworse failed to convert from the free throw line to maintain the two point deficit.
Prior to the game, the team officially launched their new kit for the season which according to Captain Wisdom Etsorgali is to give the team a more professional outlook.