Following a 22-34 loss to Accra Polytechnic in a warm up game played yesterday, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Adminitsration (GIMPA) Forward Kwame Boamah Djan is still confident his team has a lot to offer in the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
The Championship, set to take place between March 5 and April 16, will feature 28 tertiary institutions compete for Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball trophy. This year’s edition is headlined by world best-selling deodorant Rexona.
The combo Forward who converted two of six free throw shots, was generally impressed with his side’s performance. He said:
“We came to play, I played my heart out and I think we came with all seriousness to come and win even though it was a warm up game.”
“Playing against the West African Champions is a privilege. We were able to slow them down in the first, second and third quarters but in the fourth quarter, fatigue and inexperience changed it all. We did well being the young guns in the tournament.”
GIMPA will play Ho Polytechnic , Ghana Technology University College and University of Professional Studies in Zone A in a bid to qualify as group winners come March 5.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with media outlets including Y FM,Basketballghana.com, TV3 and Ghana Sports.