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Kevi upbeat despite trophy miss

Head coach of Sacred Heart Sam Kevi, believes his side will recapture their trophy during the 2012 edition of the Sprite Ball Championship in Ghana.

The capital-based school, touted as the huge favourite to clinch the title for the third title lost grounds at the 5th edition of the ever popular competition lost the battle at the semi-final stage where they were beaten by Tema Senior High 35-37 at the Aviation Social Centre.

Heart went into the competition with sizzling confidence following their  dominance in the girl’s division over the past two years.

It was therefore expected to be business as usual for coach Kevi’s young charges but he came up against an unassuming Temasco who avenged the defeat they suffered at their hands at the same stage in 2011 at the El-Wak stadium.

They found heir rhythm, character and pace to narrowly beat their rivals to send their upporters into spontaneous jubilation.

The message was simple: For once they had reign supreme and could hold their chest in high

esteem.

For a side that had won the both the regional and national title on two occasions

respectively, taking bronze at the 2012 edition was seen as highly unusual.

But their boss Kevi insists her charges will bounce back reclaim their lost glory.

“It was very painful we lost at the semi-final stage but I guess you can’t win all the time and sometimes you must also suffer defeat,” Kevi said

“The record that we’ve made over the past two years is there for everybody to see. I don’t need to say it. It will be a miracle for any side to equal that enviable record,”

“At least we take solace in the fact that, we went home with a medal and that for me  is significant. It was as if everybody was against us and wanted us to lose,”

“I suspect  because they felt we were winning too many titles. But it made us stronger  and fought with all our body, mind and spirit. We were just not lucky,”

Organisers are yet to fix a date for the next edition of the championship which is likely  return tot he regional qualifying  phase.

 

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