University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) should be weary of opposing teams at the main games of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship according to Catholic University College (CUC) head coach Michael Sumaila.
Zone C leg of Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball competition ended over the weekend with UENR qualifying to the quarter final stage of the Championship set to take place at the University of Ghana. The third edition of the UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com after losing 24-49 to UENR in the final game of the day, the young tactician was impressed with the host institutions play but was a bit cautious about how well the team can perform in the main championship.
“They are a very strong team, they have quality, they are a good franchise… all boils down to the fact that they going all in because they are going to meet the heavy weights across Ghana. You don’t know what they have individually or what they have under their sleeves so what you must do, you must master whatever that you have and also you must be prepared to face whatever the opponent has for you” he said.
He went on to congratulate UENR for the edged them to represent the Brong-Ahafo Region well in the Championship. Catholic University was unbeaten heading into the final game against UENR after recording a 40-28 win over Sunyani Polytechnic and getting awarded maximum points and win following Sunyani Nurses Training College’s failure to show up in time for their game.
UENR joins University of Development Studies in the quarter finals of the UPAC Championship so far. Zone D leg of the qualifiers will commence on March 19 at Kumasi Polytechnic.
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