Qualification spots for Ghana’s national basketball championship-Sprite Ball Championship- are set to roll on hard as three regions will have declared its representatives for the tournament by close of the week.
Thus far, Ashanti Region has four qualified schools to represent the region two apiece for male and female categories respectively. Opoku Ware School and Prempeh College have made it through in the boys division and Kumasi Girls Senior High School and T.I.Ahmediyya Senior High School have done same in the girls division.
The Central Regional Championship at the time of publication is underway in Cape-Coast with national champions St. Augustine’s College and Aggrey Memorial in action. Former winners in either category, Mfantsipim School and Wesley Girls High School will be in the mix for a place in Ghana’s capital Accra come January 2017.
Qualifiers in the Eastern Region are set to take place on Friday, December 2 with the likes of 2016 Sprite Ball third place winners Pope John Senior High School and Koforidua Senior High Technical School set to battle for the two spots available in the male division in the region. Nkwanta Senior High School and Aburi Girls will do same in the girls’ category.
Simultaneously, qualifiers will also be taking place on the opposite side of the country as Western Region-based schools take their turn. The usual leaders Ghana Secondary Technical School (G.S.T.S.) and St. John’s School will be expected to make it for next year’s tourney. As Ahantaman Girls Senior High School and defending regional champion Shama Senior High School look will grapple for the sole ticket available.