Tertiary institutions in the Ashanti region are charging their way ahead of the 2015 UPAC Basketball Championship.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Central Service University College and Kumasi Polytechnic are among teams that will participate in the second edition of the high-flier.
The teams have stepped up preparations ahead of what is expected to be a keenly contested affair in the Garden City with an eye for qualification top of the agenda.
BASKETBALLghana.com editor Patrick Akoto has been in Kumasi sizing up the teams preparations ahead of the big championship next month.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Parading some of the finest and exciting talents, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have put their preparations into a notch higher.
They have called up a number of top stars who helped the side to finish second during the 2014 GUSA games (where they lost the final to University of Cape Coast) with training moving into full swing.
They have a number of players who stole the limelight during their High school days and played influential roles during the famous Sprite Ball Championship.
Former Opoku Ware stars Kwame Adjei Akrasi and Edem Dompeh as well as ex-Koforidua Secondary Technical School captain Emmanuel Ekow Amoako are leading the charge for the Kumasi-based institution.
Huge expectations on the side ahead of their second involvement in the championship and for Kwame Akrasi, the team is just shaping up right on time.
“It’s was nice playing second at GUSA but we’re hungry for more. We want to get first in this UPAC championship,” he told BASKETBALLghana.com
“The team is anxious for this championship and for more opportunities to wow the crowds wherever they play.
“We are really looking forward to this championship and I believe that we can challenge for honours.”
Christian Service University College
Young and hungry players desperate to make a mark for their institutions, Christian Universtity College are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to cause an upset.
The side has been training at the Opoku Ware school as they lack the facility on their campus.
Very young and enterprising team, the side are confident of making an impact in their second involvement.
They lack the star studded players but have the cohesiveness to make any team sweat for victory.
Arguably the second best team in the Ashanti region, Kumasi Poly are brimming with confidence ahead of the championship.
With the side likely to host the one-day championship, K-Poly will be a delight to watch as they will be buoyed by the presence of their home fans.
A real deal in the Garden City, training as been intense (as observed by BASKETBALLghana.com) as they shore up numbers for the big event.