Ahantaman Girls Senior High School has made sporadic appearances in the Sprite Ball Championship since the competition’s inception in 2007.
The school’s team has however failed to hit the highs in previous editions; Ahantaman did not progress beyond the group stage the last time they competed in the tournament-January 2016.
However, that has changed following the team’s impressive performance in the just ended edition by placing third to clinch the bronze medal.
Ahantaman beat two time winners Aggrey Memorial Zion Senior High School 26-8 in the third placed game for its first Sprite Ball medal.
The win followed another big win over another Cape-Coast based side Wesley Girls High School in the group stage.
The 11-8 win over the December 2016 winners proved crucial in sealing Ahantaman’s place in the semifinals; Kumasi Girls beat Ahantaman 18-10 to reach the final and win the competition eventually.
Placing third is an encouraging sign for the young team and marks the team as the best performing side form Ghana’s Western Region at the competition after St. John’s School and Takoradi Technical Institute exited the competition early.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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