Ghana International School recently played host to this year’s International Schools Sports Association Games (ISSAG) with several International Schools in the country competing in basketball and field hockey events.
In the boys and girls hockey competition, GIS placed second and third respectively. SOS confidently claimed gold. The event was attended by many personalities including Ghana’s former President John Dramani Mahama.
In an exclusive interview with the Press, GIS hockey coach Gabriel Peters acknowledged a big improvement in the team’s performance at this year’s ISSAG. Coach Peters was encouraged by the performance of his team. “This year our preparation was much better. Every year the competition keeps improving, the tempo was really high because SOS really came prepared. My boys and my girls did extremely well.”
In the basketball competition, 2017 defending (Girls) Champions GIS, were unable to successfully defend their title. Almost a year after beating Akosombo International School (AIS) to claim the basketball gold medal, the GIS girls team placed third this time around with the coveted first position going to AIS.
The boy’s basketball team placed fourth right behind Ghana Christian International High School (GCHIS), SOS Herman Gmeiner and Morgan International School. Media organizations present on the day of competition caught up with the Head of Physical Education at GIS, Ms. Catherine Tukpe to find out her views on the just ended competition. “Our Senior Team put in a good effort and I am proud of them. Our goal is to encourage the younger students in Forms 3 and 4 to join so that we can grow the team." This year’s competition ended with new winners as well as an exciting look at emerging talents. In 2019, Ghana International School aims to bounce back in style.