He made the statement in an interview with Basketballghana.com following the conclusion of qualifying games in the region at the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape-Coast.
Mfanstipim School beat St. Augustine’s College 20-18 in the final game to clinch the trophy and seal qualification alongside Augustine’s to the national games.
Insaniyya on the other hand, finished fourth after losing 25-27 to Adisadel College to miss out on the list of schools due to compete in Accra from January 4-6, 2018 for Ghana’s High School Basketball crown.
The relative unknowns impressed at the regional competition placing second in Group A behind Augustine’s and beating Winneba Senior High School at the preliminary stage.
As a measure to recognize the team’s effort, Bonney stated after stating he was perfectly satisfied with the region’s representatives.
“I would have wished if the organizers can pick on Insaniyya because…if you at the boys, I think we had three of them who formed part of the regional team when we hosted the national festival and I believe if they are given an opportunity at the Sprite Ball they will go places” he said.
Aggrey Memorial and reigning national champions Wesley Girls High School will represent the region in the girls division.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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