University of Education,Winneba (UEW) will open the defense of their GUSA basketball title in a difficult game against Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) on Saturday after the organizers released the fixtures for the 5-day competition.
The fixtures also pairs host school the University of Ghana (UG) sorting issues out with the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale in the male division.
The Champions who have been in fine form for the past two years are tagged as the hot contenders for their second successive title and will give meaning to it when they come face-to face with the pride of the Ashanti region.
UEW represented Ghana in last year’s West African University basketball championship held in neighbouring Benin and should therefore be in good stead to translate their form this weekend.
But never mind the high pedigree of the Central Regional based school, KNUST also have up their sleeves one of the finest basketball teams in the country and will put the pride of their school on the shoulders.
The main basketball court of the University of Ghana will be the centre of attraction when thousands of crazy and passionate fans throng the venue to witness an expected entertaining game.
Elsewhere, the University of Ghana opens their account with a crunch tie against the University for Development Studies on the other court. Both sides are not new on the terrain following their impressive displays two seasons ago.
UG should be buoyed by their exploits in 2008 when they lost the title to eventual winners UEW.
They are eager and determined to go a step further this time around and they have in their fold Kelvin Ankrah and Morrison to inspire confidence in the team.
Kelvin is increasingly recognized as the game’s greatest power forward for UG, but he hasn’t forgotten that more than a few people questioned a year ago whether he had the mettle to help the school clinch second spot.
After all they will enjoy massive home support from their fans even though the school is on vacation.
In the female division, the University of Ghana will work out with the University of Cape Coast while KNUST clash with UEW in an all ladies affair at the same venue.
‘We have released the fixtures for this year’s GUSA games and we expect nothing but great competition’. GUSA treasurer Elvis Hagen told basketballghana.com
‘Everything has been in place to ensure the competition comes off smoothly and we want all students to come to the UG main basketball court to witness the action’. he concluded
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