Former Braves of Customs Center Romeo Enan is ruing the chance to face his old team and is saddened the reigning Accra Basketball League Men’s Division I champions did not compete at the FIBA Zone Three Africa Championship taking place in Lome, Togo.
Speaking with Basketballghana.com’s Yaw Adjei-Mintah, the Kano Pillars player stated his disappointment following Braves withdrawal from the championship at the last turn subsequently missing out on the chance to compete at the main African Club Championship. He said:
“Am a little bit sad for what happened to my former team, because I know they have a very good potential to qualify in this qualifiers. But its sport, sometimes, some things will happen, and we still have to get going and am sure next year, they will be back”.
Braves withdrawal was preceded by similar moves from two more of Ghana’s representatives at the tournament, Tema Youth and Braves Female side. Reasons for Braves withdrawal, is yet to be known officially as efforts to get management to speak on the subject have proved unsuccessful.
Tema on the other hand, withdrew due to financial shortcomings.
Defending champions Pillars won its first game of the ongoing tournament by beating Elan Sportif de Porto Novo of Benin 90-75. Pillars will take on home team AS Modele from Togo later today.