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The Tema Team for the Africa Basketball Festival All Star Game against the Accra select side has been released with a host of notable absentees.

While expected names like Dennis Dugbennu, Emmanuel Wolff and Mubarak Alhassan made the list, other notable names missed out on selection to the team.

Players from the Tema Community Basketball League made the list; the All Star game takes place on December 24 at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

Here is a list of high profile absentees in the Tema All Star Team:

Benjamin Omari

Omari is the reigning Most Valuable Player of the League after an exceptional run in the 2018 Playoffs with Tema Heat; Omari moved to Spintex Knights for the 2019 season.

He hasn’t set the league on fir this season but the silky Guard has been good enough to deserve a spot on the team.

Omari (right) receives 2018 Tema League MVP Award

Elvis Pobi-Siaw

The man nicknamed “Arrow” for his dead shooting skill was surprisingly left out of the team; Pobi-Siaw has been key to league debutant Spintex Knights run to third place in the 12 team league.

Brian Kwami

Backcourt mate Kent Fosu made the list but Kwami missed out on the All Star Team despite being a consistent three point shooting threat since helping Tema Community 4 clinch the 2017 title.

Emmanuel Ocquaye

Knights have three players in the Tema All Star Team but Spintex should have had five players selected as Ocquaye and Pobi-Siaw missed out. Ocquaye has the length, skill and toughness to play Small Forward, Power Forward and Center. His versatility is an immense asset to have in any team.

Ocquaye (extreme left)

Enoch Borsah

The veteran Power Forward still bulldozes his way to the rim and remains a threat away from the basket who consistently scores jump shots and three point shots.

Yaw Afrifa

Afrifa grabs rebound

Afrifa is an energetic and hardworking Forward whose work largely goes unnoticed playing alongside flashy Guards Kofi Attafuah, Kwame Attafuah and Jeffrey Djimate for Tema Community 2.

Notable Mentions

Kwame Attafuah-Tema Community 2

Treasure Botchwey-Tema Wildcats

Fred Mando- Francophone All Stars

Kwame Attafuah

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


  1. I believe John teye aka mosquito should also be included in the square for the tema all-star team because he has made a spot in the league and all over Ghana

  2. The same players playing for the Accra league are those in the tema league….anyway it’s a start and I commend Yaw for this,will be in Ghana on the 21st with my family,I guess we will have a nice xmas holiday…iRepAccra though.
    Skywalker (man crush)
    And my senior Hashim


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