PRESEC-Osu (White) v Central Region's Mfantsipim (green) in 2018 Sprite Ball Final

Greater Accra Region Head Coach for the 2021 Sprite Ball Xpressions Albert Ato Sam has stated he doesn’t feel pressure to deliver the national basketball title but to select the best players due to an abundance of talented players in the region.

He said this in an exclusive interview with at the launch of the 2021 Sprite Ball Xpressions. Sprite Ball Xpressions has replaced Sprite Ball Championship and had added music to its core activity.

Coach Albert Ato Sam

Not pressure to deliver per say but pressure to select because when you look at the pool of talents… I could mention like five, six very good players from St. Thomas Aquinas, could mention equally the same from PRESEC-Legon and WASS (West Africa Senior High School), Osu-PRESEC, that’s already 20 and that’s only 12 schools. Tema has some great guys so the pressure is on selection and not delivering because I know whoever we select we will deliver” he stated. (Click Highlighted text to watch full interview)

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

Young players form four teams to compete at the regional level and the top players are selected to represent the region at the national event in Accra on December 24 at the Aviation Social Center.

From Left to Right: Louis Sakyiamah, Nartey, Afari, Kukula, Coach Ato Sam at launch

Six regions-Western, Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Central, Volta-will compete at the national event next month. The music competition is to be held virtually with High Schools expected to load videos of them performing songs to Twitter and Instagram using #Sprite Ball21.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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