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Historic! Aggrey Memorial finally seals girls’ title

SONY DSCAggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School finally exorcised the ghost to win the 2013 Sprite Ball Championship, beating a stubborn St Mary’s side 29-22 on Saturday evening.

It was a game that lived up to its pre-match hype but many fans gave a lots of plaudits to Mary’s who were not even considered by pundits to make it into the quarters.

Their inspirational playmaker, Ama was a delight to watch as she tore the defense of Aggrey with amazing ease.

Her passing, understanding of the game and sublime piece of skills caught on well with the thousands of fans gathered at the Aviation Social Centre.

Aggrey Memorial’s trio, Matilda Gordon, Ajata Iddrisu and Barbara, who have played together for the past four years, combined effectively to kill off the game.

It was an emotional time for the three players as they burst into tears immediately after the game on the centre court.

For players of St Mary’s, they will take consolation in the fact that they defied all the bookmakers to at reach the finals and managed to pick silver.

Their fairly tale story will inspire other schools ahead of future championships.

Aggrey will go back to Cape Coast with their chest high after they finally broke the ice, having lost the finals on two successive occasions to Sacred Heart Secondary Technical School.

The 7th edition of the competition once again recorded a record attendance with an estimated 8 thousand enthusiastic fans in attendance.

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