For the first time in the history of Ghana’s National High School Basketball Championship-Sprite Ball- cheerleaders will be a major addition to the renowned tournament.
This announcement was made by ace Broadcaster Yaw Sakyi Afari on popular basketball television show “Courtside” during an interview with Cheerleading Coach Naishah Hempfield.
The American based veteran instructor will headline a program to train girls between ages 14 and 18 in cheerleading ahead of the national games which take place from January 4-6, 2018 at the El Wak Stadium in Accra.
Speaking to 2017 Sports Man of the Year at the Exclusive Men of the Year Award Winner Afari, Hempfield highlighted cheerleading’s importance.
According to the long tenured Coach, cheerleading is good for the competition and “promotes team work among girls”.
Participants will be trained in the upcoming days to perform several stunts in the eye catching sport at the next edition of Sprite Ball.
16 teams will compete in the boys division at the national games with 10 schools to compete in the female division.
Courtside airs on Ghana channel Kwese Free Sports on Sunday from 16:00-18:00 GMT.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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