Reigning High School Champions St. Augustine’s College and Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion will headline a strong collection of teams that will compete on the grand opening of the John Evans Atta-Mills Stadium on May3 in Cape-Coast.
The stadium is named after Ghana’s former President Professor John Evans Atta-Mills who passed away in 2012.
The ultra modern stadium will be officially opened by Ghana’s President John Mahama, Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye and Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong with other dignitaries from the Central regional capital.
The friendly tournament will have top rated schools in the municipality go against selected communities.
Mfantsipim School, Adisadel College and Aggrey Memorial’s male team will feature in the boys division. On the other hand, Mfantsiman Girls Senior High and Wesley Girls High School will compete in the female division.
The new stadium has two basketball courts which will come in handy during the grand opening activities as multiple games can be played simultaneously.
The construction of the courts comes as a welcome relief for the basketball-crazed town which has produced multiple winners of Ghana’s national high school championship-Sprite Ball. Mfantsipim has won the competition a record four times with Aggrey’s female team winning the title twice.
St. Augustine’s College won the Sprite Ball Championship earlier this year after beating arch rivals Mfantsipim 37-22 in the final game. Aggrey’s ladies team did same by beating Accra Wesley Girls in the women’s division.