Kumasi Technical School (KTI) made history by becoming the first male school from the Ashanti Region to lift the Sprite Ball Championship on Saturday.
The Amakom based school showed tremendous skills and moral fibre to beat Kumasi High School (Kuhis) at the semi-final stage before seeing off the highly fancied Prempeh College in a decidedly charged game.
Over 30 schools participated in the one day tourney which took place in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi for the first time.
The action happened simultaneously at two venues, Opoku Ware Senior High and Kumasi Anglican respectively where hundreds of fans both old and young gathered to witness a thrilling game.
KTI enjoyed massive support from the home fans in the final game against Prempeh College after the latter dumped Opoku Ware during the semi-final close contest which ended 11-10.
The athletic looking KTI boys exhibited pure luminosity, stamina, nimbleness, quick feet, sublime piece of skills and character to ward off the challenge of Prempeh College in a breathtaking 10-6 win in the final game.
Meanwhile host Opoku Ware Senior High atoned for their semi-final blip against Prempeh College to beat Kumasi High School (Kuhis) for a third place spot and earned an automatic berth into the grand finale in Accra on the 19th and 20th December 2009 at the El-Wak Stadium.
In the ladies category, unpretentious Toasi Senior High (TOSS) scaled the hurdle to dismantle all teams including the favourite Kumasi Wesley Girls in the final match to lift the giant trophy.
The pundits and connoisseurs of the game were made to rewrite their notes following the heroic achievement of an unassuming Toasi Senior High.
Supreme TOSS also beat Yaa Asantewaa Senior High enroute to the final but the latter made amends in the 3rd place play off by beating St Louis to qualify for the grand finale in Accra. The first three boys and girls teams will represent the Ashanti region at the grand finals.
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