The qualified schools will start arriving in Accra on Tuesday ahead of the big-day and will lodge at the Accra Girls Senior High.
The countdown to the two-day event is only a day shy and the various teams are primed for action and are eager to be counted among the best at the El-Wak stadium.
The Cape-coast based Mfantsipim School earned rave reviews after they produced a peerless display of great basketball artistry to retain the Central regional Sprite Ball Championship at which earned them massive flattering remarks from the packed crowd at the Schools and Colleges Park.
Pundits have tipped the oldest Senior High School in Ghana to stake a huge claim for the title at the grand finale in Accra due to their solid defence, fluid attack, sublime piece of skills and excellent finishing.
They emerged from the eight regional qualifiers as the highest scoring team and they will be among the huge contenders for the ultimate diadem despite close performances from schools like Ghana Secondary Technical School, Opoku Ware School, Keta, Sunyani and Tamale Senior High alongside defending champions Armed Forces Secondary Technical School.
Ocloo is also tipping Volta regional champions Awudome Girls to be one of the sides to watch for following their awe-inspiring performance at Mawuko Girls Senior High on October 17, 2010.
The technical chief for the Sprite Ball Championship, insists both schools have the cutting edge over their opponents and relish the prospect of them lifting the trophy at the national event on Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th at the El-Wak stadium.
‘I have watched all the schools play ad I think they can win it if they keep their heads high at the grand finale.’ Ocloo told basketballghana.com.
‘I am not saying they will walk over all the teams but from what I witnessed at Cape Coast and Ho, I have a strong belief they will be the team to beat. They both have energy, they are very strong and their finishing power is without a doubt unparalleled’
‘They will surely face some stiff opposition from some of the schools in the other regions but I fancy them wining if complacency don’t set in’. he added
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By: Patrick Akoto