A technical meeting was held at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday February 17 ahead of the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
The third edition of the championship, headlined by Rexona, is set to take place from March 5 to April 16 and will have 28 tertiary institutions dotted all over Ghana compete for a shot at annexing the ultimate tertiary basketball silverware.
The meeting attracted representatives from participating and non-participating institutions, Ghana Basketball Association Vice Chairman Iddrissu Gamel Ayambire and tournament organizers Rite Sports Limited respectively to address pertinent issues prior to the commencement of the Championship.
One key issue discussed was the eligibility of student athletes who will play in the tournament after a series of instances in previous editions and related tournaments. Following lengthy deliberations, the representatives agreed on points to determine eligible players including provision of student identity cards, school fees receipts and proof of registration for the semester.
Key information and some essential rules and regulations were the other issues addressed at the two-hour long meeting. Speaking to Basketballghana.com Chief Executive Officer of Rite Sports Yaw Sakyi Afari commended the institutions for their immense contribution to the program and promised this year’s UPAC will be a success.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is supported by telecommunication giant MTN, Fanyogo and CAL Bank in partnership with media outlets including TV3, Y FM and Basketballghana.com and Graphic Sports.