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Profile and History of The Ashanti Top 8 Schools; Bright Yeboah Taylor Profiles The Top 8

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ASHANTI TOP 8 SCHOOLS.

1.KUMASI ANGLICAN S.H.S- KASS are CURRENT CHAMPIONS OF THE BOYS
SOCCER COMPETITION [MILO]. They last Won IT IN 2006. KASS MADE AN
ATTEMPT TO DEFEND THE TITLE IN 2007 AT THE OBUASI LEN CLAY SPORTS STADIUM BUT LOST TO TEPA S.H.S BY 1-0 COURTESY SULEYMANE ASUMAH WHO WAS ASISSTED BY RICHMOND BOAKYE YIADOM. EMMANUEL OSEI BAFFOUR-MANOMAA WHO IS NOW WITH ASHANTI GOLD Did EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO EQUALIZE IT BUT COULDN’T.

2.ISLAMIC S.H.S – LAST YEAR RUNNER UP OF THE BOYS SOCCER COMPETITION.
ISLAMIC TOOK BOARD ROOM ADVANTAGE AFTER WIINING THEIR PROTEST AGAINST ADUMAN S.H.S FOR FIELDING AN UNQUALIFIED PLAYER.

3.KUMASI HIGH-THEY LOST TO ADU GYAMFI IN THE 2014 FINAL. HIGH SCHOOL HAS WON THE MILO CHAMPIONSHIP ONCE IN 1998 WITH THE LIKES OF DANIEL COLEMAN,ISAAC OWUSU NINJA,KWAKU DUAH,BERIMAH YAW[SIGNA] AND CO. FORMERLY CALLED KWAME NKRUMAH SECONDARY SCHOOL and located at KWADASO CAMPUS, Kumasi High School MOVED TO their current location of GYINYASE AFTERTHE 1966 COUP D’ETAT

4.T.I AHMADIYYA- THE LAST YEAR INTER SCHOOLS 4TH PLACED
SCHOOL  LAST WON THE INTER SCHOOLS BOYS SOCCER COMPETITION IN 2009. Amass Phobia as they are affectionately called Reached THEIR LAST FINALS IN 2013 BUT LOST TO PREMPEH COLLEGE. T. I. AMASS WON THE NATIONAL SCHOOL AND COLLEGES CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1964 PLAYED AT
THE ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM, AMASS BEAT FIJAI SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE FINALS TO LIFT THE TROPHY. IN 1985 AMASS WON THE REGIONAL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP again and IN 1995 AMASS WON THE ASHANTI REGIONAL MILO SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP. IN 1966, KOSS WON THE ASHANTI REGIONAL SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY UNDER THE CHAPTAINSHIP OF SAMPSON OSEI AGYEKUM (Pele) WHEN THEY BEAT T. I AHMADIYYA SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE FINALS.

5. ADU GYAMFI S.H.S – THEY WERE QUARTER FINALIST IN DECEMBER  2016
BUT LOST TO KUMASI ANGLICAN 4-3 ON PENALTIES AFTER a GOALESS DRAW iN REGULATION TIME. This WAS MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2016 ADU GYAMFI HAS BEEN DOMINANT IN THE INTER SCHOOLS BOYS SOCCER COMPETITION SINCE 2009.THEY
WERE BEATEN IN THE FINALS BY AMASS PHOBIA IN 2009 and went ahead to WiN IT ON THREE CONSECUTIVE Occasions [2010,2011,2012] AND LAST WON IT IN 2014.

6.PREMPEH COLLEGE- PREMPEH COLLEGE WERE ELIMINATED BY
AGOGO COLLINS Commercial IN LAST YEAR’S INTER SCHOOLS SOCCER GAMES IN
THE 1/16TH STAGE BEATEN THEM 1-0 ON FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER,2016. PREMPER COLLEGE HOLD THREE [3] INTER SCHOOLS BOYS SOCCER TITLES AND I REMEMBERED THEM WINNING THE INTER REGIONAL COMPETITION IN 2006 AFTER WINNING THE ASHANTI REGION TITLE IN DECEMBER 2005 THEY LAST WON THE COMPETITION IN 2013 BY BEATING T.I AMASS 3-1 WITH THE LIKES OF
APPIAH McCARTHY AND ABASS ISSAH WHO WERE THEN GHANA
NATIONAL UNDER 17 [STARLETS] Players.

7. OSEI KYERETWIE S.H.S- THE SCHOOL WITH MOST TITLES.[16
TIMES CHAMPIONS]. NO WONDER THEY ARE THE OLDEST SCHOOL IN
ASHANTI KINGDOM having been founded IN 1937. THE SCHOOL WAS NAMED AFTER NANA SIR OSEI AGYEMANG PREMPEH 11 WHOSE REAL NAME IS OSEI KYERETWIE. Osei Kyeretwie Secondary School (OKESS) have won more competitions than any other school in the region. OKESS trained household names like Frank Amankwaah, Osei Bonsu “Africa”, Ibrahim Tanko, Kenneth Sarpong, Joe Agyemang Snr, Agyemang Prempeh, Joe Louis, Maxwell Owusu Banahene, Stephen Oduro, Lawrence Kainya, Ben Wilson, Abedi Sarfo and Suley Ali Muntari. Tutors including Usmanu Orlando, F
Arkhurst, Paa Kwesi and Karrium a.k.a.Joe Lakka really played a major role in the historical successes of OKESS. Orlando, now a sports teacher at Opoku Ware School (OWASS) was awarded an International Olympic
Committee (IOC) scholarship to Hungary to build on his technical
capacity. OKESS is gradually declining in juvinile soccer with competitors like OWASS, T I AMASS, Adu Gyamfi SHS etc.  etc. all catching up with them.

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