Physical Education Coordinator of the Eastern region, Kofi Sarpong Boateng, is backing the region to successfully host the first ever 2011 Milo Junior Ball and for resident schools to make a lasting impact in their debut season.
The competition will take place at the Koforidua Jackson Park on Friday February 25, raising high hopes and expectations among crazy basketball fans.
A high number of schools have been confirming their participation for the one-day championship which is expected to draw thousands to the venue.
Pentecost Preparatory and Junior High School, Seventh Day Adventist JHS, St Dominic JHS, Nana Boateng Preparatory and JHS, St Mary’s and Kovoc JHS are some of the schools that are putting finishing touches on their preparations ahead of the cliff hanger.
The Eastern region has produced some of the finest basketball players in the country and the region’s P.E chief is hoping the young crop of players will follow in the footsteps of their senior colleagues.
‘Schools in the region have shown over the past years that they’re a force to reckon with and that has been very evident in the Sprite Ball Championship. And so as we get the opportunity to host the competition for players at the basic level, we’ll never disappoint at all’. Sarpong told BASKETBALLghana.com
‘Our outfit is grateful to Milo for the opportunity it’s about to give to these young players and therefore will be up to the task on February 25. Everything is been put in shape and we’re hopeful we’ll as we’ve done in the past put up an unrivalled organization’.
‘I’ve visited some of the schools and I tell you they’re ready for the big showdown. I’m hopeful lots of people will be at the Jackson’s Park to witness the games and other activities that have been lined up’.
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