Following a stellar performance in the just ended Zone B games of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship, tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) Abdou Fatau of University of Development Studies (UDS-Tamale), has dedicated his award to individuals who influenced his game.
The UPAC Championship, headlined by Rexona, had the undefeated UDS-Tamale emerge champions Zone B ahead of strong contemporaries Wa Polytechnic and host Tamale Polytechnic.
The lightning quick Guard was grateful to individuals who had a hand in his achievement when Basketballghana.com spoke with him shortly after receiving the award. He said:
“I feel like everyone has made me especially the veteran basketball players- 1975 Female Player of the Year Zenabu Hayatu and 1978 Female Basketball Player of the Year Salifatu Musa-and in some parts Yaw Sakyi has also been part of my game so I dedicate this to everyone who had a hand in my game.”
On how far his team will go in the latter stages of the competition, he responded, “With this team I think the commitment we have I see that this time around we are going to go some much high.”
Fatau, who played in the 2012 Sprite Ball Championship-an annual inter high school basketball championship- for Tamale Senior High School, reiterated his desire to replicate the same form in the main championship due to be held On April 14 at the University of Ghana.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, Y FM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.