A day before the 2016 Ghana Basketball Awards take place at the Best Western Premier Hotel on August 12, Fire Service and Navy will go against each other in the Accra Basketball League Women’s Division. The round of games which will be Fire Service’ penultimate game for the season, will be honored at the Prisons Court in Cantonments.
With both sides occupying the bottom spots in the standings, the game will be an interesting affair as the teams try to avoid the ignominy of finishing in last place at season’s end. In Navy’s case, the exciting brand showcased by the ladies has failed to translate into wins as the side has accrued eight straight losses.
Fire Service on the other hand has just a win all season and unsurprisingly, it came at the expense of Navy. Since Navy has lost to the entire field and Fire doing same with the exception of the Navy win, the game represents the chance for either team to record its first win of the season or increase its win tally.
Aware of the enormous gravity of the situation, Navy Coach Alexander Tindani stated in an interview with Basketballghana.com that his side will win the tie. “We are not going to be last you will see. We are not be going to be last. We will beat Fire Service and rank higher than them because we have a better goal difference than them” he said.
Since Navy holds a superior goal difference to Fire Service a win for Navy will get the team ahead of Fire in the standings with 10 points apiece.
Fire Service Guard Carlyn Adjei, who has been nominated for the Female Most ValuablePlayer of the Year must put in an excellent shift for her team to win and maximize her chances of taking the top prize.