Okine and Team POJOSS.

Marshalls Coach James Okine
ATU’s freshman Taufick Mohammed contests a three point attempt against Marshalls in the 2017 UPAC.

Marshalls David Asingar in action against Accra Technical University in the UPAC.
Tough talking Coach James Okine is expected to return to the sidelines in one of Ghana’s show piece basketball events after missing out on the 2019 Sprite Ball Championship.

Okine who coached Pope John Senior High School and Minor Seminary at Sprite Ball on three occasions and winning two bronze medals, stepped away from the team after the 2018 edition.

However, he is still the head trainer at Marshalls University College despite failing to qualify from the group stage in last year’s Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.

This year’s UPAC is expected to commence next month and end in early April with 32 College, Universities and Polytechnics expected to compete.

Okine, who has a 2017 silver medal with Marshalls, is to lead the institution’s Male Basketball team in next month’s tournament.

After getting humbled by Ghana Technology University College, who beat Marshalls to qualify from the preliminary stage, Okine is reported to be extremely motivated to right the wrongs of the past edition.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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