The 2016 Accra Basketball League (ABL) fourth round is set to throw big matchups this weekend as a strong line up of games come alive at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra. Week Two big winners Reformers will take on Air Force and two of Ghana’s best young coaches will slug it out on the tactical board on the sidelines when DC Dynamics play Tudu Magic.

In James Okine of Magic and Feranmi Olulonyo of Dynamics, the stage is set for an action packed spectacle both on and off the court. The second matchup on the day will have Fire Service take on Navy as both teams go into the matchup with varied motives.


Fire Service looked impressive in their debut game of the 2016 season when they defeated Holy Family 69-46. Highly rated recruit Farahat Tamimu Aliu was in sync with his new teammates following his move from Braves prior to the league’s start. He played a starring role in demolishing Family mainly from three point range .

A deep supporting cast including 2015 Tertiary Player of the Year nominee Kingsley Quist, Joseph Boye, Emmanuel Amartey, Philip Armalo and Daniel Okoe Laryea give Fire Coach Raphael and Assistant Lawrence Nortey a versatile team capable of beating any team; even the dreaded Braves of Customs.

A win for the team will bump its’ record two wins in two outings.


On the other hand Navy started the season strongly by beating last year’s runners up Tema Youth on the opening day. Any sign of a new power in the league was squashed by the undefeated defending champions Braves of Customs in the follow up game. Unlike Fire who can boast of a deep team, Navy’s substitutes have found it difficult replicating starters’ production.

For instance, Tema Youth went on a scoring run which threatened Navy’s lead when key cogs David Asingar and Richard Tetteh took a seat. The team will have to find production from the bench to have a shot at beating a strong rival come June 3.


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