All is set for the Ashanti Regional Inter-schools Soccer Qualifiers to kick off on Monday the 13th November at eight centers.
With eight tickets available for each day through a four day qualifying period, all guns will be blazing at these centers as competing schools bid to secure qualification to the last round of 32.
RaphSark analyzes the action at all the various centers and makes bold prediction about which teams will qualify at the end of events.
Group 9 Venue: Prempeh College Date: 14th Nov
Osei Kyeretwie has demonstrated their seriousness and readiness for this year’s competition through their build up to the qualifiers and are expected to make it to the last round of 32. Though the retirement of their achieving Head of Department Kwame Amoako a.k.a. Bro. Kwame may have a toll on the team. St. Hubert Seminary, Beposo SHS and Dwenti will not put impediments on their way.
RaphSark predicts: OKESS to qualify
Group 10 Venue: OWASS on 14th Nov.
Tetrem based Osei Tutu II College will battle it out with Kenyasi SDA, Presby Bompata and Dadease Agric SHS for the only ticket in the group. It is a battle of almost equals and too difficult to predict. Osei Tutu has has not been very consistent, while Dadease has not managed to replicate their success in girls soccer in the boys category. Kenyasi SDA SHS will not be pushovers while Presby Bompata will also compete strongly but in the end, it will be Dadease and Osei Tutu II College.
RaphSark predicts: Osei Tutu II College to qualify
Group 11 Venue: Armed forces Date: 14th Nov
Group 11 will see Simms Commercial battling it out with SDA SHS, Bekwai and Obuasi based CKC for the ticket to Baba Yara stadium. Adobewura will however be the determining factor. It is a group of equals, with Simms having a slight edge over the others. Simms have shown some seriousness in their preparations while CKC has also not been bad. Bekwai SDA SHS has also won some.matches prior to this and three schools will obviously offer a lot to the spectators. Though very difficult to predict,
RaphSark predicts: Simms to qualify
Group 12. Venue: KASS Date: 14th Nov
This group will have a lot to offer as three of the schools in this group have equal qualification chances. KNUST SHS has been quite inconsistent with results, winning and losing some matches in their build up. Tweneboa Kodua SHS are also in Similar situation having lost to JAPASS, Adu Gyamfi SHS and others in their build up. Kwasi Oppong looks very impressive in their build up though the lost to Amass and beat Barekese and drew with OWASS.
St. Joseph’s Seminary at Mampong will also not be pushovers.
RaphSark predicts: Kwasi Oppong SHS to qualify
Group 13. Venue:KTI Date: 14th Nov
Jachie Pramso SHS will battle Agogo State, Ofoase Kokoben and Effiduasi SecTech for the only ticket available in what is expected to a keenly contested competition.
However JAPASS has demonstrated the resolve to play in the last 32 having started preparations quite early.
Agogo State have always been close to qualification but they may find Japass too difficult to scale. Japass has won some matches and looks in shape to qualify.
RaphSark predicts: Jachie Pramso SHS to qualify
Group 14 Venue: KUMACA Date: 14th Nov
Akropong based Osei Tutu SHS will not find it easy against Kofi Agyei SHTS and Agona SDA SHS. Nuru Ameen will pose little threat but it won’t be easy. OT has looked good in their build up. Kofi Agyei SHTS will fancy their chances and push OT all the way to a photofinishing.
RaphSark predicts: Osei Tutu SHS to qualify
Group 15. Venue: OKESS. Date: 14th Nov.
Thus will be a very tough one to predict. Wiamoase based Okomfo Anokye SHS have always pushed to be at the last round of 32. Ghana’s Eric Ayiah’s T. I. Amass-Fomena will also fancy their chances. Kumasi Technical Institute has always come close yet so far while the only Sports School in Kumasi, Kumasi Sports Academy are also tipped to make an impression. This is the only group with all four schools strongly competing for the qualification ticket. Arguably the Group of Death but I can guarantee that the winner will eventually be settled in the protest room.
RaphSark predicts: K. T. I. to qualify
Group 16 Venue: KUGISS
Aduman has looked solid in their build up and looks like one of the favourites for the main competition proper. Oppong Memorial SHS, Tawheed and Kings College will not put impediments on their way.
Aduman won most of their matches including good sides like JAPASS, Tweneboa Kodua and drew with Adu Gyamfi beating them on penalties.
They have been solid in their preparations so far and are tipped to qualify.
RaphSark predicts: Aduman SHS to qualify.