With eighteen (18) shools settled on from three regions, the spotlight will be swinged to the port city of Sekondi Takoradi before the Central region takes it turn in deciding the fate of schools that will represent their respcetive territory ahead of the national final in Accra next month.
More than fifteen (15) schools from the Western Region will make their debut apperance in the much –talked about Sprite Ball Championship on the campus of Ghana Secondary Technical School (G.S.T.S) on Friday November 13th.
Host Ghana Secondary Technical School are the current high School basketball champions in the region but will have that tag tested to the elastic limit in the prestigious Sprite Ball Championship on Friday.
Schools like Fijai Senior High, St Johns, Asankaraguah Senior High, Arch Bishop Porter Girls, amongst others will vie for honours in the one –day championship.
Expectaions among the various schools have reached and epoch stage and if what transpied in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi is anything to go by then, their compatriots from the twin-city will sell –out an electrifying game in the cliff hanger.
The best they say in Ghana comes from the West, and it remains to be seen if senior high schools in the region have got enough impetus to thrive in their debut season in the famous Sprite Basketball Competition this year.
The Western hemisphere of Ghana has always pride itself as the embodiment of greatness in the West African Country and Ghanaians will be waiting with baited breath if they can translate that in their maiden appearance in the Sprite Ball competition.
Fishermen, traders and the entire crazy basketball community are bracing themselves for an exciting challenge in two months time in the Sekondi –Takoradi Metropolis.
The Sprite Ball competition in both the male and female divisions have been dominated by schools in the Central and Greater Accra regions over the past three years and the Western regional schools are bent on halting the supremacy of the two regions in the final chapter on December 19 and 20th at the El-Wak Stadium.
After the Western Regional schools are determined, schools in the central region will also do battle the next day in what many pundits have described as the game fit for the gods.
Mfanstipim Senior High won the boys division last year while Wesley Girls annexed the girls’ trophy. But their their quest to retain the trophies they won in their respective categories will not come on a sliver platter this year.
At the end of the two-day competition from the two regions, twelve (12) schools will be chosen to represent their respective regions in the grand finale slated for the El-Wak stadium on December 19th and 20th.
Already Eastern, Ashanti and Volta regions have taken their turn on the regional championship where a lost of shocks and surprises have been recorded.
Rite Multimedia who are leaders in basketball development in Ghana fulfilled their promise by extending their tentacles to two more regions to add to the existing four regions in the annual basketball competition amongst senior high students.
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