Head coach of Kumasi Wesley Girls, Frank Agyei, has spoken of his disappointment following his side’s inability to negotiate their qualification in the 2010 Sprite Ball Championship in the Ashanti region.
Wesley Girls who were last year’s bridesmaid failed to glitter at the Opoku Ware School and succumbed St Louis at the semi-final stage. It was quite a shocking result for them spanning from the fact that they had walloped Asanteman 18-4 at the previous stage while their opponent had struggled to get past Prince of Peace Girls (Popgiss).
Captain Patience Boateng together with her team mates Ruth Mfum, Spendlove Owusu, Harriet Oduro and Matilda Boakye Yiadom among others could not match the fighting spirit of the Saadu’s sisters of Laamira Salamtu and Samira of St Louis alongside Paulina Ankomah, Lisa Obeng Arthur, Elizabeth Djikunu and Angela Boahen who played a determined game to triumph in front of a packed crowd.
The win was so important for head coach Felicia Danquah because it has secured them a place in the girl’s grand finale in Accra but coach Agyei reckons it was a painful experience for his young charges.
‘We’re naturally disappointed with how things went for us but that’s the game of basketball. These things happen all the time and it unfortunate it was us who had to bow out’. Agyei told basketballghana.com
‘We’ve been there before and wanted to qualify this year and go a step further but like I said we’ll learn from our mistakes and bounce back greatly next year. I will say we’re gallant losers and I say kudos to my girls. We were simply unlucky’.
The grand finale of the 2010 Sprite Ball Championship takes place at the El-Wak stadium on December 22-23rd.
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