Emily Atefah is tipping her school to bring the scale down during the 2011 Sprite Ball Championship following the stellar display of Yaa Asantewaa Girls in the 2010 edition of the most prestigious basketball competition among the youth in Ghana.
The 2010 Ashanti regional champions placed a respectable third position in the highly attended two-day competition at the El-Wak stadium.
An ‘exceptionally large’ display from Yaa Asantewaa saw them shock Eastern regional champions Nkawkaw Senior High at the 1/16th stage in a game that brought the best out of the young players.
The Nkawkaw based side had gone four games beaten in the group phase and were looking good for the title until a certain Atefah inspired her team to produce of the shocking results of the 2010 edition of the Sprite Ball Championship.
The final year student will not be available for selection during the regional qualifiers this year but reckons her school has gained enough experience to surprise pundits.
‘It was determined performance from the rest of my team-mates and I’m happy that we at least placed a highly regarded third position in this great competition. I’m convinced that we’ve made a huge case for ourselves and send a strong signal to the other schools that this year could be ours’ .Atefah told bassketballghana.com
‘Not many people gave us a dogs chance to do well but after we clinched the deal in the Ashanti region, we were more than determined to in the grand-finale and rightly so we replicated our performance here’.
She added: ‘I’m so sure we’ll be one of the sides to beat again this year irrespective of the fact that some of us won’t be available. We believe in our technical brain and convinced they can as always master a plan to be conquerable’.
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