University of Professional Studies (UPSA) basketball head coach Emmanuel “Ghanaar” Essel Worbil has commended corporate bodies associated with the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com following a scrimmage at the institution’s court as the team continues to prepare for the upcoming tournament.
He said,”I would like to thank our sponsors whatever they are doing for basketball in Ghana. They should keep it up because without them there is no basketball in Ghana. They are helping to push up the game”.
Organizations associated with the 2016 UPAC Championship are headliners Rexona, telecommunications giant MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo.
Despite the rapid growth of basketball in the country, there are so many problems that have bedevilled the sport from reaching its maximum potential. Chief among them is the lack of resources to fund competitions and provide international standard infrastructure like courts.
The third edition of the 10-week long event is set to take place from March 5 to April 16 and will feature 28 tertiary institutions compete against each other for the chance to annex Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball tournament.
UPSA will play in Greater Accra’s Zone A against Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA),Ho Polytechnic and Ghana Technology University College.
The 2016 UPAC is associated with media outlets including TV3, Y FM and Basketballghana.com and Graphic Sports.