Wesley Girls High School Basketball Coach Roger Abaidoo has indicated the absence of key players and an injury to star play Eno Ampong contributed to his team’s shock early exit from the Sprite Ball Championship.
This year’s edition had Kumasi Girls High School win the female division at the expense of the past immediate champions who crashed out of the group stage.
Wesley Girls won the December 2016 edition but failed to defend its title after losing three of five games in Group A.
This according to Coach Abaidoo was down to the absence of players from the last winning team and niggling ailments to floor general Ampong.
“It affected really because we lost about four players…our best player (Ampong) got hurt. In fact it was a very key factor. It caused us a lot” he said.
Despite beating two time winners T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School 29-23, the team lost out to Accra Wesley Girls, Ahantaman Girls and West Africa Senior High School respectively.
Ahantaman and Accra Wesley went on to place third and second in the competition.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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