Over forty (40) schools spread across three regions will for the first time take part in the ground breaking competition which continues to unearth massive talents in Ghana.
Basic schools in the Eastern and Central regions will have a bite of the cheery as Nestle Milo unleashes another unrivalled package for basketball players at the basic school level.
Indeed Rite Multimedia- who are the leaders in basketball development have not relent in their effort to help push the image of the game in the West African country.
The famous Sprite Ball Championship begun as a Greater Accra regional base but have now been spread to eight regions and that’s what the organizers seek to do with the Junior Ball Championship.
The high pedigree of the competition has heightened the massive interest in the country and many schools are pushing for places in the competition.
‘We’re very happy with the level of enthusiasm shown by schools and it bears ample testimony of how far the game is coming of age in the country. You know because of the fact that it’s a one day championship, there will obviously be a ceiling on the number of schools that can participate’’. Head of production at Rite Multimedia, Lawrence Nartey-Kornor confirmed to BASKETBALLghana.com.
‘It’s exciting to see that the competition for the first time will take place in three regions and the level of interest shown by the various schools is amazing. We’ve been inundated with lots of calls from various quarters but with a limited number on the teams that can take part in the competition, you can imagine there will be some ‘add and sub ons’.
The regional branch of the Ghana Education Service has the prerogative to select the schools that will participate in season three of the competition.
With barely two weeks for the commencement of the first regional stop in the Eastern regional capital of Koforidua on February 25, 2011, huge anticipation has hold clasp over the various schools as they continue to confirm their particiaption in gaggles.