Bokamoso coach delighted with progress
BOKAMOSO player-coach Fako Masupha is delighted with the progress made by his team after they won last weekend’s two-day Sprite Memorial Independence Tournament (SMIT) in only their second year in the National Basketball League.
The youthful side that is co-coached by Masupha and Molupe Mothepu put up a great show to win the tournament at the Lehakoe Recreational Centre.
“We put in a very good performance last weekend to win the tournament and the victory was a result of the team’s hard work and commitment,” Masupha said.
Bokamoso were formed in 2012 and only made their debut in the elite league last season where they lost in the championship final to KTA-All stars.
Masupha said they were targeting an unbeaten season enroute to capturing both league and championship titles.
“We are still a new team with very young players but we are very determined and have been working hard to be where we are today. More importantly we had very clear development structures and results are there for everyone to see.
“We lost in a final last season but our target is to go unbeaten this season and so far have gone nine matches without losing in the league and last week’s cup tournament. The aim is to win both league and championship,” he said.
Masupha who is also Lesotho Basketball Association (LBA) development officer said the arrival of former KTA stars Bokang Pharela and Khothatso Cacaba was an added boost.
“They are two of the best players in our league and obviously their arrival has added depth to our squad. They bring experience and boost morale in our youthful team.”
He also said that the tournament win was a vital boost going into the more challenging league matches.
“We beat some of the big guns in our SMIT triumph last weekend so that will play a big part to boost our confidence going into the league fixtures. We know that all teams will double their efforts so it is not going to be easy but we have to keep focused and avoid complacency,” said Masupha.
“We must treat every game as though it were the last and our lives depended on it,” he said adding, he had no doubt the commitment they were showing would see them through.
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