Accra Polytechnic Head of Sports and Recreation Princeworth Anane-Asare is confident his outfit meets the requirement on player eligibility ahead of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com the veteran administrator said, “ The accreditation is very strong, we never fielded any mercenaries and the impact is still going to be the same”.
The eligibility of players set to compete in the tournament was a key issue raised at a recently held technical meeting at the Accra Sports Stadium.
On his team’s preparations ahead of the tournament, he acknowledged preparations were tepid because the institution had just returned from recess.
Accra Polytechnic will be without 2015 Tertiary Player of the Year winner Romeo Wilfred Enan who played an instrumental role in helping the institution win a second straight UPAC title last year. The Sports Head said:
“We are doing our best. We have lost some of the players but we are not perturbed. Before Romeo there was somebody there. Farahat( Aliu Tamimu) is there, Varandah (Abdul Mutaleeb Alhassan) is still there, almost all of them are there.”
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona and will take place from March 5 to April 16. It is supported by CAL Bank, Fanyogo and MTN in partnership with media outlets including TV3, Y FM and Basketballghana.com and Graphic Sports.