Is Osofo Gone For Good?

9:41 AM Theophilus Mensah 4 Comments

Osofo in cape Coast Hoops days



Yesterday's win against Holy Family could probably be his last game in the Accra league. Late yesternight, Police forward Fred Yeboah (Osofo) dropped a status on his facebook that went like....
''Guys, today I announce my retirement from the Accra Basketball League,it's been great playing with all the players I came across...Just returning to full time in Ministry''.

The Accra league vet who has played for the now defunct Tudu Wizards and Hoops, Yotives and the University of Education, Winneba(as a student) was a pivotal member of every team he has been on. His peculiar skill set, leadership, passion and understanding of the game earned him a lot playing time while playing for Cape Coast Hoops in the past two seasons.

On April 13th, he grabbed a league high 21 rebounds against Warriors until Kwame Boamah shattered the record with his 30 a couple of weeks later. His stat line currently reads:
PPG
6.5
RPG
8.4
APG
3.1
FG%
31.6

In a short phone chat with him, he pointed out the need to pay more attention to his ministry at his church, some problems with a few of his current teammates during games and the lack of remuneration from the team and the league as the main issues that influenced his decision. ''The stress of having to go through practice five times a week plus all the other responsibilities I have plus not getting enough time on court... I had to make a choice'', he added.




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4 comments:

  1. what great guy he is.everyone should get the chance to meet him at least once in a life time.he's definitely an addition

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  2. If y'all know Osofo like we do, you'll know he's retired before, the love for the game is so deep that we all keep coming back. But Chale boys dey grow. Can't keep playing ball like aimless teenagers. But I honestly see dude coming back,if not to the league to some random tournament . Trust me.

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  3. Was a pleasure playing side by side with him at the University of Education .. Wouldn't change that experience for the world .. Stay Bless
    #ILL

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  4. words cant describe the journey we have both traveled together,through glorious moment and saddest times but we both stood to our grounds and carried on.You where like a brother to me and an elderly you where,with advices on and off the court.i become extra hype when we are paired in a team because you make it soo easy for me to get to the hoop,you where like Chris bosh,shaq and Scottie pippen together.the best roommate in the university.actually you where our spiritual head in any match we play and if its time you take the holy decision,as a brother and i friend i strongly support you in you ministry.but just know that and the entire team will miss your presence in the team and in the field of play, Sky Walker ---> Fred Yeboah

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