Sprite Ball: KETABUSCO indefinitely banned after fielding over-age players in final

Sprite Ball: KETABUSCO indefinitely banned after fielding over-age players in final
Source: Joy Sports/Gary Al-Smith
Date: 14-01-2020 Time: 02:01:12:pm
Keta Business College (KETABUSCO) beat Mfantsipim School 48-40 to clinch the 2019 Sprite Ball Championship.

After intense speculation that have lasted for more than a week, Keta Business College have admitted to cheating in the national high school basketball championships.

The competition, known as Sprite Ball, came to a controversial finale after runners-up Mfantsipim, as well as many other schools, complained about the overage status of the KETABUSCO players.

A joint statement from organisers has cleared the air and confirmed earlier assertions.

FULL STATEMENT

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.

Thank You.

Signed

Yaw Sakyi Afari
Head of Rite Sports