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.
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