Ghana’s representative in the ongoing Basketball Africa League (BAL) Braves of Customs ends its campaign in the preliminary round of qualification games this Saturday.
November 2 marks the end of Group B qualifying games to the Elite 16 stage of the competition; qualifiers are taking place in Cotonou, Benin.
Braves is set to play Nigelec Basket from Niger today and Abidjan Basket from Ivory Coast on Saturday, November 2 after clearing a couple of games thus far.
Customs lost 59-82 to ASPAC from Benin and gave up a 37-29 first half lead against Pythons from Liberia to lose 60-74 in overtimes.
The Ghanaian team needs to win the remaining games to stand a chance of ranking in the top two spots in the Group to progress in the tournament.
Despite the losses, Forward Daniel Aryee is having an excellent tournament thus far averaging 16.5 points, six rebounds and 2.5 assists.
The BAL is a partnership between the NBA and FIBA-Africa.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter