Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion’s female basketball team will take on rivals Wesley Girls High School in a friendly game today at the John Evans Atta-Mills Stadium in Cape-Coast.
The game has been organized by regional authorities as part of activities to follow the official opening of the ultra-modern multipurpose sports facility. The stadium named after former Ghana President Professor John Evans Atta-Mills, is a $38 million dollar grant from the Chinese government to its’ Ghanaian counterpart.
Aggrey, the reigning national high school champions will play the two-time winner of the Sprite Ball Championship at one of the two new basketball courts constructed at the stadium. Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School will also compete in the basketball competition on the day.
Aggrey Memorial won the Championship after falling in the final game in consecutive fashion to Kumasi-based side T.I. Ahmadiyya. However, the team will not be at full strength according to Coach Alfred Davis who confirmed only seven players from the championship winning team were present at camp.
In the male category, reigning champions St. Augustine’s College and Mfantsipim School will clash once again after recently meeting in the Sprite Ball final. Augustine’s beat their eternal nemesis 37-22 to lift the school’s first ever national title in January.
The stadium will be commissioned by President John Mahama, Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye and Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong.