Opoku Ware School (OWASS) is set to lose as many as eight players from the side that recently won the Sprite Ball Championship in Accra after beating Mfantsipim School 27-25 in the final game.
Coach Alexander “KT” Obeng Takyi revealed the precarious situation the team faces when the winning side made a live appearance on television basketball show “Courtside” on Ghana channel Kwese Free Sport.
According to Takyi, eight players will graduate later this year meaning the side will head to the Ashanti Regional Basketball Championship with a completely different side from the one that beat Prempeh College in last year’s game.
However, he was quick to point out plans are well underway to ensure a smooth transition of players to make up for the short fall. Players who are in their final year include starting Point Guard Emmanuel Opare and Captain Harris Awudu.
Fortunately for OWASS, Shooting Guard and Most Valuable Player Award contender in last year’s Championship, Emmanuel “Ghost” Agyapong will be around for what will be his final run at Sprite Ball later this year.
Courtside airs on Sundays between 14:00 and 16:00 GMT. Sprite Ball is Ghana’s most prestigious high school basketball tournament.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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