Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior High School basketball head coach Ernest “Oxy” Koomson is delighted St. Augustine’s College emerged champions in the 2016 Sprite Ball Championship after beating Mfantsipim School 37-22 in the final game.

The enterprising head trainer, an old student of St. Augustine’s, was happy his alma mater won its first national title after several attempts including a silver medal in the maiden edition of Sprite Ball.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, he said:

“As an APSUNIAN-St. Augustine’s Past Students Union member-I’m very delighted and proud Augusco emerged as Champions at the Sprite Ball 2016. It was a great feeling after the final whistle and I realized a great character the team possessed.”

“They were down at the beginning of the match but they fought really hard throughout the various halves and emerged as champions.”

He also commended past students of the Cape Coast-based college including 2016 Progressive People’s Party Presidential Aspirant Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum for their immense contribution to the team.


Koomson is a product of the famed Class of 2007 which produced basketball standouts Kwame Boamah Djan, Carl Tamakloe and John Karikari.

Having guided Mfantsiman to two straight third place finishes, coach Koomson’s side failed to replicate such form as they crashed out in the quarters.

Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion School ensured Cape-Coast grabbed trophies in both divisions as they edged debutants Accra Wesley Girls High School to win the girls’ division.


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