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UPAC 2015: Maturing UCC on the rise


There is a firm believe that the University of Cape Coast are on the correct path, one that will see it remain a leading team in tertiary basketball in Ghana.

In charge, Kodua has steered the side to win the 2014 GUSA Basketball Championship and highly-tipped to do well at the UPAC Basketball Championship despite their defeat to Takoradi Polytechnic in the final.

The aim had been to win the 21 tertiary tournament but their second-placed feat still gives them a realistic chance of challenging for the title.

Kodua’s side thrashed cross-town rivals Cape Coast Polytechnic but  failed to pick themselves after going down in the first quarter against Takoradi Polytechnic.

If Kodua was disappointed that UCC didn’t mount the podium in front of their home fans to collect gold, he is nevertheless upbeat about the team’s prospects going into the final.

“It is a great pleasure and I am very proud to be the coach of this team team and contribute to the development of young men,” he said.

“We had not only courage, but also the need to start a new project [we he took over].

“It is still a short time to do a review.

“Hopefully we’ll  mature as a group and be competitive for the major competitions.”

The target is now to have strong performances at the 2015 UPAC Basketball final in Accra which will feature eight tertiary institutions.

This championship is important for the Cape Coast-based institution.

“These boys are gaining maturity,” Kodua said.

“We hope to build on our performance in the qualifiers to make a strong case in the finals.”

They qualified from the Western and Central zone to add up to the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi Polytechnic and Takoradi Polytechnic who have all booked their seat in the finals.

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