Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion basketball team coach Alfred Davis has declared his team ready to face Wesley Girls High School and Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School in friendly games at the John Evans Atta-Mills Stadium in Cape-Coast.
The games form part of activities planned for the official opening of the $38 million facility which was solely funded by the Chines government. The newly built edifice is named after Ghana’s former President Professor John Evans Atta-Mills will be officially opened today.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, Davis who had only seven players available from the championship winning team in January was adamant his team is ready to take on the challenge from their opponents. He said:
“There are seven players right now because the others live far away and the school is on vacation. But we are ready.”
Aggrey Memorial’s female team won the 2016 Sprite Ball Championship by beating debutants Accra Wesley Girls High School. Two time winners Wesley Girls and two time bronze medalist Mfantsiman will feature in the female division.
In the male division, reigning champions St. Augustine’s College and second runners-up Mfantsipim School will face off again in the male division. The two teams faced each other in the finals earlier this year with Augustine’s beating it’s rival 37-22 to win the institution’s first ever national title.
The games will be played on the stadium’s two new basketball courts and will precede the final activity of the day which is a football match between Ghana Under- 20 male side and China’s Under-19 side.