The awaited draw for the 2020 Sprite Ball Championship has concluded with the fate of participating schools in Ghana’s biggest High School Basketball competition decided albeit at the preliminary stage.

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament Aspirant for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, John Dumelo and Rite Sports CEO Yaw Sakyi Afari were present for the draw.

The draw was broadcast live on the Sprite Ball Championship’s official page on Facebook.

Next year’s Sprite Ball takes place on January 3 and January 4 at the El Wak Stadium in the West Africa nation’s capital, Accra with 20 schools competing.

12 schools will compete in the Boy’s Division with defending champions and five time winners  Mfantsipim School headlining the division.

Mfantsipim was drawn in Group A alongside Keta Business College and Sekondi College; Sekondi made it to the quarterfinals in its debut appearance in the 2019 Sprite Ball.

Group B has former winners Opoku Ware School, Sprite Ball debutant St. Paul’s Senior High School and St. John’s School, Sekondi.

Group C has Adisadel College, Pope John Senior High School and 2018 Sprite Ball Champions Presbyterian Senior High School (PRESEC-Osu).

The group has been tabbed as the “Group of Death” as all three schools have made consistent appearances at the quarterfinals of the competition.

2019 Silver medal winners, Prempeh College and debutant Asuom Senior High School have been drawn in Group D.

The top two teams in each group progress to the quarterfinal stage of the Championship.

Member of Parliament Aspirant for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, John Dumelo (left) with Afari at the draw

Below is a full list of groups:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Mfantsipim School Opoku Ware School PRESEC Osu West Africa SHS
Keta Business College St. Paul’s SHS Pope John SHS Asuom SHS
Sekondi College St. John’s School Adisadel College Prempeh College
SEKCO (blue) v TTI at the Western Region Qualifiers
Opoku Ware School
PRESEC-Osu won the 2018 Sprite Ball Championship

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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