Keta Business College, winners of the 2019/2020 Sprite Ball Championship, have been banned indefinitely from the basketball competition for fielding ineligible players.
The school has also been stripped of the title.
Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Anthony Boateng, Head of Rite Sports Yaw Sakyi Afari, National PE Coordinator Emmanuel Dormenyah and his Deputy, Cynthia Wise, held a meeting with the Headmaster of KETABSUCO, E. Seake-Kwawu, PE Master Kovor Daniel and his assistant, Henry Habada, to discuss issues surrounding the eligibility of the players.
PE Master Daniel Kovor admitted that five of the players presented at the Championship were not qualified to play.
The school was, thus, instructed by lawyer Anthony Boateng to return the trophy, cash and the other items.
The GES is also expected to issue sanctions against the headmaster and PE teachers though they were immediately rebuked for negligence and for cheating respectively.
“We hope no school will attempt to cheat in any competition going forward,” organisers said in a statement issued after the meeting.
“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.”
The championship is an annual basketball competition organized for senior high schools.
KETABUSCO beat Mfantsipim School 48-40 to win this year’s edition held at the El Wak Sports Stadium.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana