Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School Basketball team coach Ernest Koomson was absent on the bench as his side got pummeled by rivals Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion 33-12in a friendly game played yesterday at the John Evans Atta-Mills Stadium in Cape-Coast.
The game which formed part of activities to mark the official opening of the brand new sports facility had St. Augustine’s College take on Mfantsipim School in the male division where the national champions lost 18-23.
Koomson, a former Guard at St. Augustine’s College, was not Mfantsiman’s bench when the team took on female national champions Aggrey Memorial in the day’s earlier game. The coach, according to reports gathered by Basketballghana.com, had to excuse himself from the team to sort out some pertinent issues.
As a result, the team lacked tactical direction which was compounded the absence of some players who also didn’t make the trip. Aggrey however, did a good job hounding their opponents into numerous turnovers and bad shots.
Mfantsipim on the other hand, atoned for their collapse in this year’s Sprite Ball Championship final loss to an extent by beating champions Augustine’s 23-18. Both games were played on the newly constructed basketball courts at the stadium.
The $38 million sports facility was officially opened by President John Mahama, Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye and Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong.