Reigning Sprite Ball Champions St.Augustine’s College have started preparations to defend its 2016 national title when the next edition rolls in next year according to head coach Lawrence Ampiah. The Cape-Coast based school beat rival Mfantsipim School 37-22 in the final to win its maiden title and recently celebrated the win six months after the win.

Speaking to Basketballghana.com, Ampiah noted his side was preparing feverishly for the 2017 edition which will be the tenth edition. He said, “We have started our interhouse basketball competition and we hope to get the best for the school. All the necessary arrangements are in place now.”


Ampiah went ahead to commend tournament organizers Rite Sports Limited “for a great work” in promoting basketball in Ghana.

Augustine’s will be aiming for a title repeat come 2017 as it will be the first team since Mfantsipim to defend its title in the boy’s division. The school will however be without key cogs Denis Dugbennu and Point Guard Raymond Abbey who have graduated.

The Sprite Ball Championship is an annual inter high school basketball competition in Ghana which is considered one of the best in the sub region. The tenth anniversary of the competition will take place in January 2017.


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