2018 Sprite Ball Champions Kumasi Girls.
Augustine’s won the previous edition in January 2016. Coach Ampiah (left)
Okine and Team POJOSS.
Abaidoo (second from left) with Wesley Girls in 2016.
The 2019 Sprite Ball Championship runs from January 11-12 at the El Wak Stadium in Accra and is mere days from commencing.

Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC-Osu) and Kumasi Girls Senior High School are defending champions in the Boys and Girls Divisions respectively.

Ahead of the upcoming Championship, Basketballghana.com takes a look at the top rated Coaches set to miss out on the 2019 edition.

Lawrence Ampiah, St. Augustine’s College
The man who led St. Augustine’s to its only Sprite Ball Title in January 2016, will not be present in Accra next year after the school failed to qualify from the Central Region.

Losing 19-27 to Adisadel College cost Augustine’s a spot in Accra next year as a third place finish was not enough to book a spot in the national games.

James Okine, Pope John
The tough talking trainer has been at the helm of Pope John Senior High School and Junior Seminary’s rise to the top of high school basketball competition in Ghana.

Okine won two bronze medals and placed fourth in his three year run with the Koforidua-based school. After clinching third place in January this year, Okine left his post and has since been replaced by Kofi Elias.

Roger Abaidoo, Wesley Girls
Abaidoo has not enjoyed the best of times since leading Wesley Girls High School to the title in January 2016. Wesley Girls failed to defend its title after crashing out at the group stage in this year’s edition.

Abaidoo will not be present at El Wak next year as Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School beat his side in the Central Regional final.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


  1. That’s sad,Pojoss will surely miss Coach Okine.and sprite will miss the actions of all the coaches who can’t make it there this year,but can sprite organize last year’s top ten players to play with ThIs years top ten players lol is gonna be.fun


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