The storied Sprite Ball Championship Tournament will continue as the famous High School Basketball Tournament but in a different format starting in December.

Sprite Ball is now to be called Sprite Ball Expressions with the competition expanding to have a Music Competition; this December, both competitions commence with the initial stages of the music competition to be staged virtually. (Click highlighted text to watch preview)

The national event for both competitions takes place on December 24 at the Aviation Social Center in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

Sprite Ball Expressions was officially launched earlier today with a press conference; Coca-Cola Company Ghana Market Execution Manager Elijah Afutu Nartey was present at the ceremony.

Coca-Cola Company Ghana Market Execution Manager Elijah Afutu Nartey

In the basketball competition, young male players form four teams representing communities and the top players in the regional qualifiers are picked to represent the region at the national stage.

Six teams will represent six regions-Western, Eastern, Central, Ashanti, Greater Accra and Volta. This year players compete along regional lines instead of High School lines.

Central Region’s St. Augustine’s (green) in action at the 2016 Sprite Ball

In the Music competition, High School Students upload a 45 second video to Twitter and Instagram showing off their singing and rapping skills with the hashtag #SpriteBall21. Select Judges pick the best contestants for the second round where qualified contestants upload a 60 second video for fans to vote.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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