Wesley Girls have remained one of the most dominant figures in the Sprite Ball Championship.

The Cape Coast-based side have over the past four years made massive strides in the prestigious competition where they have been counted among the best.

Indeed they are touted as the ‘Queens’ of the game in the coastal region having won it twice between 2008 and 2009.

The renowned girls’ school known for their basketball history will once again enter the El-Wak sports stadium and the Aviation Social Centre as one of the serious contenders for the title.

Their star player Gifty Dedo Nyarko is now with the University of Ghana, but they should still possess some quality players to hold the forte in her absence.

Undoubtedly she will be solely missed by her colleagues but that will mean they need to put in more effort to ensure they raise the flag of their school extremely high.

Nyarko has light out the Sprite Ball competition for the past three years where she earned massive reviews for her individual brilliance as fans took notice of her potential.

She tore defenders apart with her sweet-flowing skills and power-play that got her many admirers and go into the history books as arguably the best female basketball player at the senior high level in the Central Region and one of the finest at the national level.

Regarded as one of the exciting prospect to emerge from the school, the bulky power forward combined size and court skills to emerge one of the finest.

She is one of the most recognize faces in the ladies game due to her fantastic manoeuvring skills and athleticism.

The 20-year-old is a great ball handler, defender, scorer and rebounder but all these attributes will be missing for the school as they attempt to win their second national title.

But the school is so deep that and talented that the absence of the impressive player may not necessarily affect their game plan.

So proceed with caution, but with plenty of excitement. That could be the watch word or the approach that will be adopted by ‘WeygeyHey’ ahead of the national showpiece.

Every once in a while, a game in the girls’ division makes mouths water. Such will be the case when the biggest basketball competition at the senior high level gathers their loins in the capital.

Wesley Girls’ must fend off competition from the likes of Yaa Asantewaa, Sacred Heart, Tema Senior High, Akosombo International and Aggrey Memorial.

The 2013 edition of the Sprite Ball Championship will take centre stage between January 4-5 at the El-Wak Sports stadium and the Aviation Social Centre respectively.






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