Braves of Customs Coach Lawal Brimah has added a new twist to the disturbing issue of consistent postponement in the Accra Basketball League by stating his side’s refusal to let substitute referees handle a game, was a major reason for another postponement.

Braves was in the running to play Teshie Rangers in the round of games but the decision of referees on the day to leave the Lebanon House Court after the opening game between Fire Service and Tudu Magic was over, made it impossible to do so. Fire won that tie by beating home side Magic 64-55.

Speaking to after the game was officially called off, Brimah said, “The reason why we did not play tonight is that we (Braves) told the referees some time ago to get some of their young referees to help officiate the matches but some of the other referees opposed saying they are not the official referees to officiate”.

The league has witnessed two consecutive weeks of postponed games which have both involved the defending and yet to be beaten this season champions. Braves was expected to play Fire Service in a hugely awaited game but the game got called off before last weekend’s no show against Rangers took place.

Braves has made it into the playoffs despite playing six games; the side has won all six encounters.



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