The Ghana Basketball Fraternity is celebrating the legacy of former Coach of Ghana’s Women’s National Team Matthias Ocloo three years since his demise.
Ocloo played key roles in the development of women’s basketball in the country and his influence was so huge the Accra Basketball League (ABL) Women’s Division title was named after him.
The West African nation’s most accomplished female club team Braves of Customs had a couple of members pay tribute to Ocloo.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, Guard Grace Martina Doe and veteran Guard Gloria Borsah hailed one of the founding members of the ABL.
“He’s a Coach that’s more into basic basketball than stylish kind of basketball. He influenced me in a way a father would influence her child in a positive way. He’s more into self discipline on and off the court” Doe said.
“He was like a father to all his influence is a lot you know, if it hadn’t been for him most of us at CEPS and myself, we will not be where we are today and for that I am grateful” Borsah said.
Braves have won multiple ABL titles but placed second in 2018 and 2019.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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