Opoku Ware won the boys division at the December Sprite Ball Championship.
Opoku Ware School (OWASS) Point Guard Nicholas Essien is on the path to achieving great things after steering OWASS to next year’s Sprite Ball Championship.

The January 2019 edition of Ghana’s biggest High School Basketball tournament is due to come off at the El-Wak Stadium in the West African nation’s capital Accra.

OWASS has qualified to the upcoming competition after beating rival Prempeh College 26-21 in the just ended regional competition at the Our Lady of Grace Senior High School in Mamponteng.

At the heart of OWASS’ unbeaten run was Essien whose hard driving runs, slick crossovers, passes and court vision powered “The School’s” latest triumph.

Essien’s stellar play was reminiscent of a run from a great group of Guards the program has produced over the years and reached legendary cult levels.

Nana Agyei Fritete, Emmanuel “Ghost” Agyapong, Emmanuel Opare are a few names that lighted up the Sprite Ball Championship in recent history.

The collection of such a talented group of players culminated in Opoku Ware’s win at the December 2016 edition of Sprite Ball.

Despite playing limited minutes in OWASS’s poor run in the competition earlier this year, Essien has quickly developed to be the main leader of the current roster tasked with restoring the school’s high rank.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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