Sunyani Polytechnic coach Kwadwo Boateng Prempeh says his team’s exit from the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship was due to his side facing better opponents in the just ended Zone C competition .
Zone C games of the UPAC Championship, headlined by Rexona, were played at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Catholic University College and Sunyani Nurses’ Training College with each institution in the hunt for a sole ticket for the quarter finals, set to take place at the University of Ghana on April 14.
In an interview with Basketballghana.com, he said:
’My team played well it is just that they faced a better side but the time we camped wasn’t much but we will go on and prepare for the next tournament. I think they-Sunyani Polytechnic players-were lacking stamina and most of them didn’t turn up because they are on vacation. The actual team most of them didn’t turn up.”
Sunyani’s head coach tipped UENR to win the zone prior to the final game against Catholic University College because “they have played for long and have played several competitions for the past three months so I think they have prepared adequately”.
Sunyani Polytechnic lost 30-34 to UENR and 28-40 against Catholic University in the opening rounds before securing a 45-31 win over Sunyani Nurses Training College. UENR joins University of Development Studies as the only institutions to book a spot in the quarter finals.
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