Former Sprite Ball Championship winners St. Augustine’s College have failed to qualify for the next edition which takes place from January 11-12 at the El Wak Stadium in Accra.
St. Augustine’s College topped the Boys Division in Ghana’s biggest High School Basketball competition in January, 2016 beating rival Mfantsipim School in the final.
However, the monumental achievement was the apex point for the school but the slide down the hill quickly came as two quarter final appearances followed in the next couple of years.
Augustine’s completely bottomed out as the team failed to progress beyond the Central Regional qualifiers played recently at Adisadel College in Cape-Coast.
Mfantsipim School and Adisadel placed first and second respectively after Mfantsipim beat the host school 23-16 in the final.
Augustine’s placed third after clinching a 20-10 win over Adankwaman Senior High School missing out on the available qualifying places.
A 19-29 loss to Adisadel cost Augustine’s immensely in its quest for a place in the national competition; replacing 2016 stalwarts Raymond Affram and Dennis Dugbennu has proven tough for Augustine’s.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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