Eight schools in the Greater Accra region will jostle for places in the 2014 Sprite Ball Championship on December 24 in Accra.
Presbyterian Boys’, Accra High, Armed Forces, Labone, St Thomas Acquinas, Kinbu, Achimota, St Johns’ Grammar and West African Senior High will slug it out at the Aviation Social Centre during the Sprite Expressions.
The first three schools will earn automatic places in the finals to be held at the El-Wak sports stadium between January 10-11 in the country’s capital.
The capital-based side will take on Accra by storm, but this time however, there is so much more at stake.
The one-day tournament should serve as a solid preparations platform for the teams. There was not much talk about in terms of preparations last term but thankfully, that is not the case as the Sprite Ball Expressions gets underway on Tuesday December 24.
Head of production at Rite Multimedia, organizers of the event, Lawrence Nartey believes that the advantage of having taken part in the mini-qualifier should help the teams this time around.
“The mini tournament taking place just before a major championship like the Sprite Ball Championship, should serve as good dress rehearsal for any serious team, so I see the teams benefiting immensely from participating at the games in Accra,” notes Nartey.
“The games would help the players to know themselves better; help the coach to know how good the players are. I expect them to learn from it and I believe it will really help.”
Meanwhile Adisadel College, Pope Johns, Aggrey Memorial (boys) and Benkum Senior High amongst others will also participate to pick one team as wild card for the national finals.
The list of teams that have already booked their tickets to the finals includes:
Mfantsipim, St Augustines, Swedru Business School, Aggrey Memorial and Mfantsiman Girls (Central).
Koforidua Secondary Technical School (KSTS) and Akwamuman (Eastern)
Prempeh College, Opoku Ware, Kumasi Anglican, Yaa Asantewaa and T.I Ahmadiya (Ashanti)
Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) and St Johns (Western)
Keta, Mawuli, and Kajebi-Asatu Senior High (Volta).