After winning the FIBA Africa Zone Three championship, First bank Basketball Club will today begin preparation for the finals, which comes up in Mozambique next month.
Coach of the team, Peter Ahmedu after his team defeated Etoile Filante of Lome 68-39 in the final game stated that he wanted the players to be at their best hence the need to deny them holiday and begin preparation.
“It was good that we won this championship with a 100 per cent record, but we still need to work extra hard to win a medal at the finals in Mozambique. The African Championship is of a higher level and we need to be at our best,” Ahmedu added.
The Elephant Girls (First Bank) finished fourth in the last to edition of the African Championship and Coach Ahmedu believes that reinforcing the player with few players will raise the level of his team.
“We are bringing in one or two players to the team so that we can be at a high level. My aim is to win a medal in Mozambique,” Ahmedu added.
He also commended the Togolese Basketball Federation and FIBA Africa Zone Three for organising a good championship. “If we get competitions like this, I am sure the zone will dominate basketball on the continent.