The games were organized to honor departed ABL and Greater Accra Regional Association Chairman Benjamin Baafi who passed away in June this year.
Dubbed “CAP 7” in memory of the demised administrator’s nickname “Capito” and jersey number “7” in his playing days in the league and Ghana’s National Team, the the games were played on a night which would have been Baafi’s 55th birthday.
Prior to his death, Baafi served as Ghana’s Revenue Authority Sports Director and administered Braves of Customs Male and Female sides for many years.
Members of his former team did him proud by aligning forces with players from other security service teams in the women’s division to clinch a 47-28 win over the select side featuring civilian players in the league.
Ghana Navy and Fire Service Guards Maria Mensah and Carlyn Adjei stole the show with tremendous exploits from the three point line.
In Men’s game, the score remained close through the game as the Security team led 16-15 after the first quarter but lost its lead on the back of Elvis Pobi-Siaw’s three point scoring barrage in the second quarter to trail 29-32 at the end of the first half.
However, the Security team managed to pull away from their civilian counterparts to seal a 70-65 win. Fans of the biggest teams in the league, Braves and Tema Youth, squared off in between the games with Braves fans clinching a 16-15 win.
Members of the old executive board including Kofi Amanyor and newly elected board including Vice Chairman Andrew Ackah spoke at the event calling on the support of all to develop the game.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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