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Teams gather steam ahead of grand-finale of Milo JBC

With the Central regional 2011 Milo Junior Ball Championship done and dusted, attention will be shifted to Accra for the grand finale of the competition on Saturday March 19.

Ten Basic schools drawn from the Greater Accra, Eastern and Central regions will slug it out for the ultimate trophy at the Aviation Social Centre.

The venue is expected to be filled to capacity as thousands of crazy basketball fans gather their loins for what is expected to be an explosive games interspersed with choreography and rap competition.

The battle lines have been drawn and the tough-talk has assumed an unimaginable height with coaches who failed to ink the title keen to make it right in their second attempt.

Indubitably Central regional champions Catholic Jubilee remain on the lips of many pundits as the overwhelming favourite for the title taking into cognizance their startling performance at the Hoops Care International basketball court at Victoria Park on March 11.

But their quest to make it a double decker will not come on silver platter as champions from the Greater Accra region Air Force Basic School have vowed to give them a good run for the money.

It surely won’t be business as usual for the schools that romped to the title in the three regions with revenge key on the agenda of most of the schools especially Kotoka Preparatory and Junior High School who lost the battle to their rivals and neighbours in the finals in Accra last week Monday.

Eastern regional champions Anglican Junior High School claim they’ve got enough arsenals to land the trophy following their triumph in the Eastern region two weeks ago. They claim they’ve trimmed the rough edges ahead of the cliff hanger and won’t be pushovers. What might work for the Koforidua based side is the fact that they’ve got young snipers in their team and will rely on their potency upfront to bag three pointers.

It will be a déjà vu feeling for young Kingsley Whyte and Henry Ampiah of Catholic Jubilee JHS who were part of the Hoops Care Academy team that won the competition at the El-Wak stadium in 2010. Clearly have garnered enough experience and their involvement will be key for the side as they attempt to take the title for the second time in a row.

The 2011 Milo Junior Ball Championship is brought to you by Nestle Milo – the energy food drink of future champions.

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