Opoku Ware School (OWASS) Basketball Coach Alexander Obeng “KT” Takyi has stated he has hopes of young side’s ability to compete at the Sprite Ball Championship.
Ghana’s national high school basketball competition is due to commence in January next year with OWASS as defending champions in the male division.
However, a major chunk of the 2016 winning team have graduated from the program leaving four members including Captain Emmanuel “Ghost” Agyapong.
This could hamper the team’s chances of defending its title at the next competition where Coach Takyi’s newly recruited players will be put to the test.
“You can’t always have players with you all the time. School sports is a three year program so if you don’t plan for a good transition, you find yourself wanting. We have recruited one or two guys but…the level of experience is not up to those who the competition but we are hoping they get to their peak at the national event” he said.
Opoku Ware beat Mfantsipim School at the December 2016 Final 27-25 to win the tournament.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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