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Central Region Coordinator bemoans lack of talent in high schools

Talents like Isaac Ollenu and Dugbennu are missing in this year’s Sprite Ball
High School MVP Dugbennu.

Ghana Education Service Central Region Physical Education Coordinator Albert Bonney has stated there is a distinct drop off in quality of players in high schools at the moment.

He made the depressing remarks in an interview on basketball television “Courtside” ahead of the region’s qualifiers for the Sprite Ball Championship.

High School Teams in the region are gearing up for qualifiers at the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape-Coast on Tuesday, December 5.

The Sprite Ball Championship is Ghana’s biggest high school basketball event and has over the years been the hotbed of talents in the West African country.

However, Bonney noted there is clear gaps in quality between players of old including St. Augustine’s College ace Forward Dennis “Mants3” Dugbennu and the present crop.

He pointed out most students have extensive history in football and very little experience playing basketball. As such further development is needed to get them to former players who were very familiar with the sport at the junior level.

The qualifiers will be littered with heavyweights like former winners Mfantsipim School, Wesley Girls High School and Aggrey Memorial Mount Zion.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter

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