Debrah is keen to turn a heartbreaking loss in the finals of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) games to the University of Ghana last year in Accra into more motivation for their surge to the top and qualify from their zone in the UPAC games set to rock the Central regional capital of Cape Coast on Saturday March 26.
The Central and Western conference has become the major talking point as the highly-anticipated games at the tertiary level in the West African country takes centre stage with the efficacy to win bragging right key on the agenda of the participants.
Four tertiary institutions – Takoradi Polytechnic, Cape Coast Polytechnic, University of Cape Coast and the University of Education will vie for the title in an all-play-all system as the team which picks the most points goes on to be crowned champions and in the process qualify alongside the first runner up for the grand finale scheduled to take place at the Aviation Social Centre on April 16.
Most of the players at UEW are professionals who have played at the country’s elite league and will be eager to rewrite the wrong and stake a huge claim for the title.
Debrah has been a key figure for the UEW team for the past four years and the man who also plies his trade with Cape-Coast based Hoops Academy has weighed down the massive expectations on his shoulders by reckons his team-mate are ready for the big showdown at the Nkrumah court.
‘We lost the finals of the GUSA games last year and that’s very fresh on our minds and so my team-mates and I have been talking a lot about the first ever UPAC games and we’re eager to rewrite our past mistakes’. Debrah told BASKETBALLghana.com
‘We know the pedigree of the other teams and respect that but we’ve been in this position before and shown over the years that we’re a powerful force to reckon with as far as the game at the tertiary level in the country is concerned’.
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By: Patrick Akoto