Problems associated with Ghana’s lack of indoor basketball facilities resurfaced on the opening day of the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship as heavy rains forced organizers to postpone some games played on Saturday.
The third edition of the UPAC Championship, which is headlined by Rexona, had a major shake up on the opening day following minnows Ho Polytechnic’s shock 19-15 victory over Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Pentecost University College’s impressive pair of wins in two games.
The final round of games had Ho Polytechnic taking on Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) with an eye on the zone’s solitary qualifying spot. However, with the Volta Region-based team taking a first half lead, play was halted due to heavy rainfall.
Intermittent drizzling and light showers forced organizers to call off the game and the yet to be played game between GIMPA and the undefeated Pentecost University College because the court was deemed too dangerous to play on.
The game between GIMPA and Pentecost has been moved to April 8 as part of Zone G games that will be played on April 8. The Championship’s technical meeting will decide on how to complete the Ho Polytechnic-GTUC game.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, Y FM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.