Mfantsipim School’s Basketball team enacted revenge on St. Augustine’s College by beating them 23-18 in a friendly game played yesterday at the new John Evans Atta-Mills Stadium in Cape-Coast.
The game was organized as part of activities to mark the official opening of the brand new stadium which is named after former Ghana President Professor John Evans Atta-Mills who passed away in 2012.
Mfantsipm School had the upper hand for long stretches of the game and unsurprisingly held on the game’s lead during that span. The game which was nothing like that of the Sprite Ball Championship final in January that Augustine’s won 37-22.
This game however, had players from both teams miss out and lacked the fire which usually characterizes games between the two sides. At the end of the game, reigning National High School Champions St. Augustine’s College couldn’t muster a scoring run to trouble Mfantsipim.
In the female division however, reigning champions Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion made good on their title credentials by walloping Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School 33-12. Aggrey led from the game from the start and finished strongly to leave the Saltpond-based Mfantsiman searching for clues.
The $38 million sports facility was officially opened by President John Mahama, Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye and Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong.