Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)basketball team coach Albert Djam insists his side’s ambitions of making a finals appearance in this year’s Universities, Polytechncis and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship is still on course.
He made the comments in the aftermath of GIMPA’s 22-34 loss to defending champions Accra Polytechnic in the first phase of warm up games playedon February 26 as an avenue for teams to fine tune their play before the start of the tournament.
The UPAC Championship will take place between March 5 and April 16 and is headlined by top deodorant maker Rexona as 28 tertiary institutions will compete for Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball tournament.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com following the defeat, Djan said:
“Its normal, initially I told my players I am not after a win. I just want to try our set plays but trust me the tournament is going tobe very competitive. We will go back to the drawing board and correct our mistakes. In our subsequent training, we are going to work on that.”
“Accra Polytechnic should prepare for us”.
GIMPA plays Ho Polytechnic in its’ opening Zone A game before tackling University of Professional Studies and Ghana Technology University College (Accra) in the remaining games.
The UPAC Championship is supported by CAL Bank, MTN and Fanyogo in partnership with media outlets Basketballghana.com, TV 3, Y FM and Ghana Sports.