Ghana Secondary Technical School captain Sydney Larbie has quickly transitioned from up-and-coming star to real genius.

After making his debut for GSTS in the Sprite Ball Championship as a first year student in 2009, it looks as if he has returned to triumph with a determination to become one of the finest in the Western Region.

The confidence of the youngster continues to soar year after year in the highly-rated competition in Ghana.

Gradually the final year student has emerged as the star boy for his side ahead of the 2013 edition of the Sprite Ball Championship with plenty of responsibilities on his shoulders.

The performance of the point guard has earned rave reviews over the past three-years.

The 18-year-old has showcased startling qualities that has won him many admirers and would be required to spearhead the title challenge of the oil city during the 6th edition of the competition.

His stamina, dribbling skills, speed, agility and exceptional ball handling skills and control are some of the positive traits that has made him stand tall among his peers.

There are many memorable moment that draw us back anytime the  name of  ‘showtime’  pops up in the region.

A clear cue can be taken from GSTS’ final game arch-rivals St Johns’ during the maiden edition of the competition in the Western Region three years ago.

With the clock winding down and the contest knotted at 30-30, Larbie waited until just several seconds remained before he took a jumper from the beyond the free-throw-line and made it count.

He is confident he can relive those glory days during January’s Sprite Ball Championship in the capital.

“I have grown in confidence over the years and I believe it’s time for me to bow out on a winning note,” Larbie told from Sekondi-Takoradi

“We’re training seriously for the championship and I believe with the kind of experience garnered over the past few years, we’ll be one of the difficult teams to beat.

“We’ve played second-fiddle in the national finals for far too long and therefore time to be counted among the champions.

“We’re cautiously optimistic because we have so much respect for teams like Mfantsipim, Achimota, Opoku Ware,  KSTS, Ketasco and Prempeh amongst others.

“But we’re not afraid of any team. We are coming with an eye for the title.”

Expectations for the annual competition is gaining massive grounds with barely a month left for jump ball.

The 2013 edition of the Sprite Ball Championship will be held between January 4-5 at the El-Wak Sports Stadium and the Aviation Social Centre respectively.



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