Former Deputy Sports Minister Nii Nortey Dua presenting Sprite Ball Trophy to 2013 Winners Mfantsipim.
Mfantsipim Coach Mensah
Mfantsipim (red) v Adisadel in the 2018 Regional Finals.

Mfantsipim (green) had a strong second half against Opoku Ware.
Ghana’s biggest high school basketball competition is set to run from January 11-12 at the El Wak Stadium in Accra with 20 schools participating.

Ahead of the prestigious competition, takes a critical look at the major items to look out for in the upcoming tournament.

Mfantsipim School is due to compete in the Boys Division later on this month but has a big task to accomplish despite being the record winners of Sprite Ball.

The Cape Coast based institution has won Sprite Ball on four occasions including three straight Championships from 2010-2012.

However, Mfantsipim has been unlike in the same manner in the recent past editions by consistently failing to win in the Final Game.

The Coach Isaac Mensah led team has been to the January 2016, December 2016 and January 2018 Finals respectively but lost all three.

Mfantsipim lost to bitter rival St. Augustine’s College and Opoku Ware School in 2016 and failed to complete a comeback to lose 22-25 to Presbyterian Senior High School (PRESEC-Osu) in the 2018 Final.

With another shot at ending the run of silver medals in sight, Mfantsipim is in line to extend its trophy wins this year.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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