St. Augustine’s College Basketball Coach Lawrence Ampiah has reiterated his side is thinking about the 2017 Sprite Ball Championship which is just six months away. He made the statement when Basketballghana.com contacted him exactly six months after beating eternal rivals Mfantsipim School to win the school’s first ever national championship.
The soft spoken head trainer was happy with the achievement but was quick to point out his side is concentrating on the task ahead as its seeks to repeat as champions. He said:
“We are always trying to let this success be in the past and think about what is ahead of us. As champions we need to come out strongly and defend the title.”
St. Augustine’s College’s win over Mfantsipim in the final was the school’s best finish in the Sprite Ball Championship following a silver medal win in the maiden edition in 2007. However, the chance to emulate Mfantsipim as the only team in the male category to defend a title since do it all Power Forward Dennis Dugbennu will not compete in next year’s competition.
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.