Keta Business College (KETABUSCO) who won the Sprite Ball Championship 2020 some weeks ago have admitted to cheating in the national high school basketball champions when they were arraigned before Ghana Education Service (GES) top hierarchy.
KETABUSCO won the title for the first time ever by beating Mfantsipim School 48-40 in the Boys Division Final; the win was KETABUSCO’s second over Mfantsipim in the competition following a 32-24 win in the opening game.
This was after thorough speculation that lasted for almost a week and went viral among all the competing schools.
The competition, which is popularly known as Sprite Ball, after runners-ups Mfantsipim and many other schools, came into the contentious finale and protested about KETABUSCO’s overage status of its players.
A joint statement from organisers has cleared the air and confirmed earlier assertions.
KETA BUSINESS COLLEGE BANNED INDEFINITELY FROM SPRITE BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Lawyer Anthony Boateng, Head of Rite Sports, Yaw Sakyi Afari, National PE Coordinator, Emmanuel Dormenyah and his Deputy Cynthia Wise held a meeting with Mr E. Seake-Kwawu, the Headmaster of Keta Business College, PE Master Kovor Daniel and his assistant Henry Habada to discuss the issues surrounding the eligibility of some of the players.
PE Master Daniel Kovor admitted that five (5) of the players presented at the Championship were not qualified to play. They were instructed by the Deputy Director-General to return the trophy, cash and the other items. The school has been banned indefinitely from the Championship.
The GES will in the coming days issue a statement which will state the punishment for the Headmaster and PE Teachers. The Headmaster was rebuked for negligence and Teachers for cheating.
The National PE Coordinator and Rite Sports team thank you for your patience. We hope no school will attempt to cheat in any competition going forward. We will share with all THE GREEN BOOK, Regulations governing the Sprite Ball Championship which has details of the Schools and Colleges Regulations and other relevant details.
Yaw Sakyi Afari
Head of Rite Sports