KUMASI HIGH SCHOOL VS ADU GYAMFI SHS
PREVIEW OF THE 2019/20 ASHANTI REGIONAL INTER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES BOY’S SOCCER COMPETITION GRAND FINAL BETWEEN KUMASI HIGH SCHOOL ‘MMERANTE3 (GENTLEMEN)’ AND ADU GYAMFI SHS ‘ADEHYE3’ BY BRIGHT YEBOAH TAYLOR OF NHYIRA FM 104.5MHZ.
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF KUMASI HIGH SCHOOL.
Kumasi High School often referred to as KUHIS, is a boys’ senior high school in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It was established in 1962, by S. K. Amoah. The students are known collectively as Mmerantee(Gentlemen).
It is located in Gyinyase near Ahinsan Estate.
The motto of the school is Truth conquers.
Kumasi High School started as a private institution called Kwame Nkrumah Secondary School under the initiative of S. K. Amoah. In 1963, the School moved to Kwadaso in Kumasi from Asuoyeboa and occupied rented premises.
In 1965–66 academic year, Amoah’s school was absorbed by the government and became a public institution, with the same name as Kwame Nkrumah Secondary School. The school then moved to Kwadaso, another rented premises owned by P. K. Mensah, a contractor whose son was then a student of the school. Albert Appiah, who was then a tutor at Prempeh College, was appointed as the first Headmaster of the school. The aftermath of the 1966 military coup d’état that ousted President Nkrumah’s regime saw the school’s name being changed to the present name, Kumasi High School. The school was a mixed institution and during the 1966/67 academic year, the female students were transferred to Kumasi Girls Secondary School (KUGISS). Thus, paving the way for a boys’ school.
In 1977 it moved to occupy its permanent site at Gyinyase, a suburb of Kumasi. In the 1978/79 academic year, the school was authorized to run Sixth Form courses in Business, Arts and General Science. The school has witnessed major transformations and academic successes and is currently running the Senior High School system.
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ADU GYAMFI SHS
Adu Gyamfi Senior High School is a coeducational second-cycle institution at Jamasi in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The school was established in 1968 by the Jamasi Presbyterian church with a student population of 80. It was initially known as Presbyterian secondary commercial school (PRESCO). it was a private institution.
The school used Presby Church as its classroom and later moved to Opanin Sekyere’s house.
Opanin Moses Sarpong, Opanin Kwabena Agyei and Madam Akua Akyere voluntarily offered their pieces of land for free.
In 1974, it was absorbed into the public school system and its name was changed to Adu Gyamfi Secondary School.
The motto of the school is “ALWAYS SEEK THE TRUTH”. The school has been successful in both academic and sports fields. The school won the Ashanti Schools and Colleges sports festival in the year 2010.
Currently, they are five times champions of the Ashanti Regional Inter-School football competition.
HEAD TO HEAD (Friendlies not included)
Total matches played – 3
High School win- 0
Goals Scored – 0
Adu Gyamfi SHS Win – 2
Goals Scored – 3 goals
2002 MILO QUALIFIES
Group Stage at Prempeh College park.
Kumasi High School
Adu Gyamfi SHS
High School 0-0 Adu Gyamfi
Interestingly, Adu Gyamfi, and High School game ended in a draw and Kumasi High Sch needed a win against Agona Sec Tech in order to qualify for Super Zonals. A draw or loss meant Adu Gyamfi SHS qualifies.
With 2mins to full time, the match was still barren with pressure been
mounted on Agona Sec Tech. All of a sudden some High School Boys
(More than 20) entered the field, and through that process, the ball entered the net of Agona Sec Tech.
The Referee of the day, GK Manu awarded it as a goal and High
The school qualified ahead of Adu Gyamfi.
Nothing was done about this after a series of protests.
A year later Adu Gyamfi school invited Kumasi High School for a friendly match
and Adu Gyamfi won convincingly by 3 goals to 1. The goal scorers for Adu Gyamfi were, King Dokia,
Cashmoller and Charles.
30TH NOVEMBER 2010
Adu Gyamfi 2-0 High School
12th December 2014
Adu Gyamfi 1-0 Kumasi High
Adu Gyamfi (2010,2011,2012,2014,2017) is the only school to have won five consecutive finals without losing a final game after losing their maiden finals to T.I AHMADIYYA in 2009. They have been in six finals and have won five and lost one.
OKESS (1996,2000,2001,2002 but lost the final in 2003 to Prempeh College before winning it in 2008).
Should in case Adu Gyamfi win the cup today, they will equal the feet of T.I AHMADIYYA SHS with Six apiece.
List of Finals of Adu Gyamfi SHS
T.I AMASS 1-1 Adu Gyamfi
T.I AMASS won 5-4 on penalties
Adu Gyamfi 2-0 High School
Adu Gyamfi 2-0 Simms
Adu Gyamfi 2-0 Konongo Odumasi
Adu Gyamfi 1-0 Kumasi High School
Adu Gyamfi 1-0 T.I AMASS
Kumasi High School last won the tournament in 1997 when they beat Asanteman SHS by 3-1. They have been two finals without winning the trophy.
The last time a school went more than two finals without lifting the trophy was Opoku Ware School.
Kumasi Anglican 1-0 Opoku Ware
OKESS 1-0 OWASS
AMASS 1-1 OWASS
AMASS won 4-3 on penalties.
Now High School has been two finals without lifting the trophy.
Adu Gyamfi 2-0 High School
Adu Gyamfi 1-0 High School.
INTER SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SOCCER COMPETITION PAST WINNERS SINCE 1990
NESTLÉ GHANA ‘MILO’ CAME IN AS A HEADLINE SPONSOR IN 1989. THE FIRST SCHOOL TO WIN WAS OSEI KYERETWIE SHS ‘OKESS’ THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION WAS WON BY ACHERENSUA SHS ‘ACHESCO’ IN 2009 AND IT WAS PLAYED IN KUMASI.
1991- WESLEY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
1993- WESLEY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
1995-T.I AMASS, PHOBIA
1997-KUMASI HIGH SCHOOL
1998-OPOKU WARE SCHOOL
INVISIBLE FM ALSO ORGANIZED INTER-SCHOOL INVITATIONAL GALA COMPETITION.
ASANTEMAN SHS BEAT KSTS 4-3 ON PENALTIES AFTER DRAWING NIL-NIL AT FULL TIME.
22 SECOND-CYCLE SCHOOLS IN THE ASHANTI REGION TOOK PART IN THE GALA AND EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL WAS PRESENTED WITH COWBELL SOUVENIRS AND CERTIFICATES.
OPOKU AGYEMANG AND EDWIN OSEI PELE OF KSTS AND HENRY TINGAH OF OBUASI SEC/TECH EMERGED THE GOAL KING, BEST PLAYER, AND BEST GOALKEEPER RESPECTIVELY, WHILE OBUASI SEC/TECH WAS VOTED THE BEST-BEHAVED TEAM.
2005-OBUASI SEC TECH
2009-T.I AMASS, PHOBIA
2010-ADU GYAMFI SHS
2011-ADU GYAMFI SHS
2012-ADU GYAMFI SHS
2014-ADU GYAMFI SHS
2015-OBUASI SEC TECH
2017-ADU GYAMFI SHS
2018-T.I AMASS, PHOBIA
MOST TITLES SINCE 1989.
- OKESS – 8
- ADU GYAMFI – 5
3, KASS – 4
- T.I AMASS – 3
- PREMPEH COLLEGE – 3
- OBUASI SEC/TECH – 2
- WESLEY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION – 2
- HIGH SCHOOL – 1
- OWASS – 1
- TEPA SHS – 1
NB OSEI KYERETWIE SHS IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL IN INTER SCHOOL HISTORY WITH 16 TROPHIES SINCE OLD FORMAT
KUHIS 1:0 Adu Gyamfi
CREDIT: BRIGHT YEBOAH TAYLOR ‘BYT’ – NHYIRA FM, KUMASI