Mfantsipim basketball team coach Isaac Mensah has named his side and rivals St. Augustine’s College as the only schools that play good basketball in Ghana. He made the statement ahead of a friendly game between the two teams on May 3 to open the John Evans Atta-Mills Stadium in Cape-Coast.
The newly built stadium has been named after former Ghana President Professor John Evans Atta-Mills who died in 2012. The edifice will be officially opened by President John Mahama, Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong and other notable dignitaries.
In an interview with Basketballghana.com, Mensah who expects his side to begin preparations today, responded confidently when asked why the team was chosen for the game saying:
“I am sure because we are the only second cycle school in Ghana that play good basketball and Augusco (St. Augustine’s College)”.
Both schools will be joined by the likes of reigning National High School Champions Aggrey Memorial and Mfantsiman Girls Senior High in the female division.
St. Augustine’s College won its’ first ever Sprite Ball trophy-National High School Championship-by beating Mfantsipim 37-22 in the final game earlier this year. The two will renew their age old rivalry on Tuesday May 3.