The maiden edition of the Basketball Honours has been successfully held at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Headquarters in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
The splendid night commenced with guests treated to cocktails at the RITE Sports Limited powered event; the Award scheme was set up to recognize people and organizations key to success stories of basketball development in Ghana.
Boxing Legend Azumah Nelson, former Ghana Basketball Association (GBBA) President David Addo Ashong, GBBA Treasurer Aurora Commodore-Toppar and top dignitaries from various education institutions and corporate bodies were present at the event.
Mfantsipim School and Aggrey Memorial Zion School were the biggest winners on the night in the High School division while University of Ghana (UG) topped at the tertiary level.
Mfantsipim walked away with wins in the Best High School Coach of the Year (Male Division) and Best High School Boys Basketball Team Categories.
Aggrey Memorial scored wins in the Best High School Coach of the Year (Female Division) and Best High School Girls Basketball Team Categories.
The highlight moment of the night was the standing ovation given to former GBBA President David Addo Ashong who won the Basketball Personality Award.
St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School won the Best Supporters Group (Male Division) while Ahantaman Girls Senior High School won the Female Division category.
The program was MC’ed by veteran Broadcaster Louis “Lexis Bill” Sakyiamah; Rapper Edem and Comedian DKB performed on the night.
See below for the full list of winners:
Best High School Boys Basketball Team: Mfantsipim School.
Best High School Girls Basketball Team: Aggrey Memorial Zion School
Best High School Coach (Female Division): Alfred Davies of Aggrey Memorial Zion School.
Best High School Coach (Male Division): Isaac Mensah of Mfantsipim School.
Best High School Supporters Group (Male Division): St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School.
Best High School Supporters Group (Female Division): Ahantaman Girls Senior High School.
Best Old Students Association (Male Division): Old Saints of St. John’s School, Sekondi
Best Old Students Association (Female Division): AMOSA- Aggrey Memorial Old Students Association
High School Most Iconic Moment (Male Division): Opoku Ware School
High School Most Iconic Moment (Female Division): Wesley Girls High School
Best University Male Basketball Team: Guerillas of the University of Ghana-Legon
Best University Supporters Group (Male Division): Accra Technical University.
Honour for Consistency: Takoradi Technical University, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Cape Coast, Sunyani Technical University, Kumasi Technical University, GIMPA, Radford University College, University of Professional Studies, University of Education-Winneba, Ho Technical University, University of Ghana, All Nations University College.
Basketball Personality Award: Mr. David Addo Ashong
Basketball Partner Award (Corporate): MTN, ASHFOAM Ghana, FANMILK Ghana, Coca-Cola (Sprite), CAL Bank, Decathlon, Unilever Ghana (Rexona), Betway, Indomie.
Basketball Partner Award (Grassroots): Galaxy Basketball Academy, Chiefs Basketball Academy, DUNK, Basketball School Academy, Hoops Care and YETS Foundation
Basketball Partner Award (Institution): Ghana Education Service, GHATUSA, GUSA, PUSAG, Ghana Basketball Referees Association
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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