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Tigo invades UCC as UPAC gather momentum

The upcoming UPAC games has cast a huge shadow over activities on the campus of the University of Cape Coast as the maiden edition of the competition swings into action on Saturday March 26.

The Nkrumah court will be the centre of attraction when two Universities and two Polytechnics from the Central and Western regions gather their loins for an exciting one-day tournament.

Basketballghana.com can confirm that all the participating schools have began preparations in earnest with coaches trimming the rough edges ahead of what is expected to be a zealously contested game.

Indeed the battle of the Polytechnics readily comes to mind with Takoradi and Cape Coast Polytechnics seen as the dark horses of the competition.

Takoradi Polytechnic were bridesmaid in the 2010 Ghana Polytechnic games – where they lost the final game to Accra Polytechnic.

But they have enjoyed some amazing successes in the past. They were crowned champions in 2005 and 2007 with star man Nana Kofi Essien emerging as the best player on the two occasions.

They were also one of the country’s representatives at the 2010 West Africa Polytechnic games where they lost at the semi-final stage to Nigeria’s Ibadan Polytechnic.

That clearly shows they’re a cracked side that’s capable of winning the championship.

But they will face stiff competition from rivals Cape Coast Polytechnic who themselves have reigned supreme in the past.
They won the National Polytechnic championship in 2001 but saw their performance plummeted until 2005 and 2010 when they came 5th in both competitions respectively.

The 2011 UPAC games is brought to you by Tigo – the network that actually works and powered by Rite Multimedia- leaders in basketball development and promotion in Ghana.

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  1. Nana Koffi Essien

    I think it about time, things go the right. This is what we have been waiting for the past years. We hope this will help Basketball in Ghana to spread and win new fans. We will be back. Takoradi Poly all the way. The champions are coming.

  2. Kudos to Yaw Sekyi and the whole Rite Multimedia crew, you have proven yourselves beyond doubt. Taking the game higher and higher has not been easy but with your resilience and cheer determination, you are marching on to greater heights. We hope to see talents and skills unearthed for the national pride so we could also be represented in basketball at London 2012 and subsequent competitions. We are with you to see basketball rise up to the level of if not higher than football, congrats and more grease to the elbows of Millicom (TIGO) and other sponsors.

  3. It was great to see my team Takoradi Poly. put up a splendid show at the maiden edition of the upac games. Let me congratulate Yaw Sakyi and his crew for a great show piece, we had a great time and we’re thankful to tigo for the sponsorship.Let me also say kudos to uew for lifting the trophy, i think that they played a mature game and exibited lots of experience.
    As a coach, i take the defeat in good faith but i think my team lost simply because of the negligence of umpires at the table, who were caught enjoying the game rather than doing their job during the last minutes of the game. I enquired the time which read 7:59 meaning we had just two minutes to play, the game continued until my team was leading by a point. I called for time out and when i checked the time again it still read 7:59.
    there was an occation when my player went for a rebound and was penelised for charging, I admit its a human institution and have challenges but it would be sad to see this great dream of Yaw Sakyi die because of bad officiating. we’re fixing our mistakes and hope to make amends in the grand finale,cheers!

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