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Sprite Ball: Kumasi Girls overcome extreme odds again to clinch second title

For the second time in two years, Kumasi Girls Senior High School have emerged victorious in the Girls Division of the Sprite Ball Championship.
The 2019 edition of the celebrated Championship ended on Saturday with Kumasi Girls retaining its title after beating Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School 22-14 in the final.

Despite taking a huge 11-0 lead, Kumasi Girls were made to work for the win as Mfantsiman battled hard to trail 6-11 at the end of the first half.
Another big run from the Saltpond based school panned out early in the second half but was snuffed out quickly by Kumasi Girls with Center Abigail Gyamfi leading the way. Gyamfi was named Most Valuable Player in the Division.

Kumasi Girls won its first title last year on the back of a torturous journey from having no standard playing surface to practice on.
The bumpy nature of the threadbare surface forces players to improve ball handling skills using the smoother surface in the school’s Assembly Hall.
Despite incessant calls for help, the playing unit had to endure another strenuous preparation on the poor surface for this year’s competition.

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