Afari and Okine

Djan (left) and Okine
Coaches of Pope John Senior High School and Koforidua Senior High Technical School (KSTS) James Okine and Albert Djan have made an appearance on celebrated basketball show “Courtside”.

The pair were on set with Anchor Yaw Sakyi Afari to discuss their team’s performances at the just ended Sprite Ball Championship which ended on January 6 at the El Wak Stadium in Accra.

Pope John placed third while KSTS bowed out of the competition at the group stage after managing a win over St. John’s School, Sekondi and two losses.

Quizzed on the reasons behind Pope John’s latest miss in the final game, Okine took blame for that saying he prepared his team to challenge schools from the Central and Ashanti Regions to the neglect of the Greater Accra regions schools.

Pope John lost in the semifinal 12-16 to eventual winners and Accra representative Presbyterian Senior High School (Osi-PRESEC) but recovered well to beat another Accra rep, Sacred Heart Technical Institute to clinch the bronze medal.

On his part, Djan alluded KSTS poor performance in recent years is down to the a drop in player quality on the national stage.

Courtside airs on Ghana channel Kwese Free Sports on Sunday from 16:00 to 18:00 GMT.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYMon Twitter


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