“Our training is not focused on the local league” Braves of Customs Guard Richard Borsah boasted in the aftermath of his side’s 69-26 shellacking of Air Force in Week Four of the Accra Basketball League (ABL).
The landslide win extended defending champions Braves’ winning streak to three wins from three games this season. Having won multiple league titles in Ghana’s Greater Accra regional league, Braves are on track to winning yet another trophy.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, the veteran player stated his team has competing well in international competitions in the mind whenever they train. He said:
“Our target is to try to qualify for Africa (African Club Championship) itself so when we are training; our training is not focused on the local league. We use the matches we play as training programs. So during the games we try the things that we are supposed to try when we go out.”
Braves have consistently qualified to the West African Zonal competitions as Ghana’s representatives but failed to make an impact in the main African Club Championship. However, the team’s chances have been hampered by a lack of strong competition on the local scene where Braves stand out as the most resourced team in the league.
The team will not feature on June 3 fixtures where Air Force takes on Reformers of Prisons, DC Dynamics takes on Tudu Magic and Fire Service plays Navy.
Braves will play Fire on June 10.