The new basketball court was recently opened after several months of major construction following years of having a playing surface of inferior quality.
The new court was funded by former students of the school which has a close fondness with basketball and is a consistent presence at Ghana’s biggest High School Basketball competition-Sprite Ball Championship.
To prevent overuse especially by non students, school authorities have literally shut down the rim by locking it up and surrounding the rims with spikes.
This preventive measure is to keep the facility in a good shape for several years and is likely to stay put until the facility is fenced.
St. John’s best performance at the Sprite Ball Championship was in 2017 when the team finished in third place has failed to replicate such a performance since. John’s exited at the group stage in the 2018 edition.
Its best mark is at par with bitter rival Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS).
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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