The 2016 Rexona Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship is set to take place between March 5 and April 16. Conversely, a series of warm up games for participating schools to fine tune their skills will precede the much awaited tournament.
This year’s edition is set to feature 28 tertiary institutions drafted from all ten regions in Ghana to compete for the biggest tertiary basketball competition in the country.
Counting down to tip off later this month, Basketballghana.com takes a look at Cape-Coast Polytechnics’ chances heading into this year’s championship.
The central region based institution is set to feature in the Championship yet again following consecutive appearances in the past editions of the tournament where it has failed to qualify out of the preliminary zone.
The side suffered back to back defeats to Takoradi Polytechnic and University of Cape-Coast (UCC) to, losing 22-40 and 29-38 respectively as University of Education won the zonal championship to qualify for the main tournament.
Their fortunes didn’t improve either in last year’s edition as they lost 22-45 to UCC and Takoradi Polytechnic 19-41 to exit the competition with the unpalatable tag- the whipping boys.
Cape-Coast Polytechnic’s quest for a first win and a surprise appearance in the main finals will be tested once again come March.
The 2016 UPAC BAsketball Championship is sponsored by the world’s best selling deodorant brand Rexona and supported by CAL Bank in partnership with media outlets including TV3, Starr FM and Basketballghana.com and Graphic Sports.