Navy Coach Alexander Tindani has thrown a huge caution to competing teams in the Accra Basketball League Women’s Division by stating his team will be developed when the league’s second round begins. He made the statement in the aftermath of Navy’s 30-55 loss to defending champions Braves of Customs at the Prisons Court in Cantonments, Accra.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, the outspoken head trainer sounded optimistic about his team’s chances particularly with the second round due to commence in a few weeks. He said:
“I am developing a team and this is the first round… my team is a developing team. I think with the second round, we will come and create surprises because as it stands there are players who are just beginners.
Navy battled hard in the second half after a poor showing in the first by playing more one on one defense. The switch in tactic slowed Braves scoring as the team’s penetrating Guards Afia Agyeman and Grace Doe found it difficult getting to the basket.
Customs big Gloria Gyampoh missed out on the game due to an injury leaving Matilda Gordon as the team’s sole threat in the post which enabled Navy double down on her in the post. However, Braves’ big lead was enough to seal its’ third straight win.
Navy is likely to get a walkover win over University of Ghana on June 2, since the latter has been redrawn from the league after failing to honor games earlier in the season.