The anticipated draw for the 2020 Sprite Ball Championship ended successfully with the fate of competing schools in Ghana’s largest high school basketball competition determined, albeit at a preliminary stage.
National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliament Aspirant for the West Wuogon Constituency of Ayawaso, John Dumelo, and Yaw Sakyi Afari, CEO of Rite Sports, attended the draw.
The match was broadcasted live on the official Facebook page of the Sprite Ball Championship.
Next year’s Sprite Ball will be played on January 3rd and January 4th at El Wak Stadium in the capital of the West African country, with 20 schools participating.
In the Boy’s Section, 12 schools will participate with defending champions and five Mfantsipim School winners leading the section.
Together with Keta Business College and Sekondi School, Mfantsipim was placed in Group A; Sekondi entered the quarterfinals in his debut appearance in the 2019 Sprite Ball.
Group B includes Opoku Ware School past champions, St. Paul’s Senior High School Sprite Ball debutant, and St. John’s School, Sekondi.
Group C includes Adisadel College, Senior High School for Pope John and Protestant Senior High School Champions for Sprite Ball 2018 (PRESEC-Osu).
The squad was known as the “Group of Death” as all three schools made regular appearances in the competition’s quarter-finals.
2019 In Group D, Silver Medal Champions, Prempeh College and Asuom Senior High School debutant were drawn.
The top two teams in each division qualify to the Championship quarter-final stage.
Below is a full list of groups:
-Opoku Ware School
-Keta Business College
-Opoku Ware School
-St. Paul’s SHS Pope
-St. John’s School
- PRESEC Osu
-Pope John SHS
-West Africa SHS
SEKCO (blue) v TTI at the Western Region Qualifiers
Opoku Ware School
PRESEC-Osu won the 2018 Sprite Ball Championship
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah