Former student Rodney Nkrumah Boateng with Sprite Ball Trophy.

Opoku Ware won the boys division at the Sprite Ball Championship.
Opoku Ware School (OWASS) Basketball Coach Aleaxander Obeng “KT” Takyi has described triumph in last year’s Sprite Ball Championship as an amazing feeling.

Speaking to exclusively on the sidelines of the Ashanti Regional Qualifiers for the celebrated national event, Takyi reveled in the moment as he recounted the epic journey to the summit of high school basketball in Ghana.

OWASS beat Mfantsipim School 27-25 in the final game to avenge a semifinal loss to the record winners of the competition in the previous edition. The win was the school’s and Ashanti Region’s first in the competition.

“Winning the Sprite Ball competition for the first time last year was an amazing feeling considering how we had struggled and making our tenth attempt at the Sprite Ball, it wasn’t easy” he said before stating the key to his team’s success.

“I changed our defensive strategy that is what I believe worked for us on the day”.

The team has booked its place in the upcoming edition by making the finals at the recent regional games in Kumasi. However, the winners between the team and sworn rival Prempeh College is yet to be decided after two previous attempts failed to determine a winner.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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