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Open hostilities as quartets battle for honours in zone 2 of UPAC games

Accra Polytechnic want to send a strong message to the University of Ghana: They’re still the champs at the Polytechnic level and they say they won’t take cheap shots lightly ahead of the hugely –anticipated zone 2 of Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) basketball championship.

The two sides have never met before at the tertiary level in the West African country and the first ever UPAC games will present the opportunity to both teams to set the record straight.

The two institutions have sworn to rock the main basketball court of the country’s Premier University on Saturday April 2 with an African beat that will get fans screaming and asking for more.

The likes of Central University College and the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) will obviously be no pushovers but the big-talk has centered on arguably the two finest basketball teams in the Greater Accra conference.

For the first time in the history of the game at the tertiary level, the various blocks are been put together under umbrella to settle once and for all who is really the best.

In case there was any doubt, Accra Polytechnic team will want to show they aren’t going to be knocked around during their quest for their first title at the UPAC championship.

When push comes to shove, they can be physical with the best of them. Power Forward Nicholas Amuzu has been a pillar for 10-time champions Custom Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS) in the Greater Accra basketball series and he can’t wait for the match against their foes.

‘This is certainly what we’ve been waiting for and we thank God finally we’ll have the opportunity of settling old scores especially with the University of Ghana team’. Amuzu told BASKETBALLghana.com

‘We tried to engage them in friendly matches in the past but to no avail and think this is the perfect platform to finally meet them and teach them some basketball lessons’.

‘We know they’re the current GUSA champions and respect their achievement over the past few years, but we’re also the GHAPSA Champions and therefore we’ve also shown that we have the men who can ride above other oppositions’.

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By: Patrick Akoto

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