The University of Energy and Resources (UNER) will compete at the University, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship as part of a new breed of tertiary institutions primed to cause major upsets in the competition.
This year’s edition is headlined by Rexona and will feature 28 tertiary institutions compete in a 10 week period-March 5-April 16- in Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball competition.
UPAC was created in 2011 to serve as an umbrella event where tertiary institutions from the various sectors would compete for a national title rather than the respective championships that exists in the country including the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games.
UNER’s basketball team competed at the 24th GUSA Games held at the University of Education, Winneba recently but failed to win any medal in what can be regarded as an eye opening experience for the relative unknown side.
The team will compete in Zone C against Sunyani Nurses Training College, Catholic University College and Berekum College of Education for the chance to qualify to the quarter final. Group winners from each zone will secure qualification except Zones A,F and G where the runner up with the best point differential will join the group winners.
Captain Ben Quarshie and his lads will be on the lookout for glory come March.
This year’s Championship will be the third edition following successful competitions in previous years dating back to 2011. Accra Polytechnic are the two time winners of the championship.
The 2016 UPAC Basketball Championship is supported by CAL Bank, Fanyogo and MTN in partnership with media outlets including TV3, Y FM and Basketballghana.com and Graphic Sports.