Kumasi Polytechnic head coach Emmanuel Essel Worbil is hoping for the best of outcomes for his side ahead of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship Zone D qualifiers which will take place at Kumasi Polytechnic on March 19.

The fourth leg of qualifiers will touch base in the Ashanti Regional capital as host Kumasi Polytechnic is primed to battle with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ghana Technology University College (GTUC-Kumasi) for the zone’s top spot.

Speaking to Basketballghana.com, the usually tough talking veteran coach nicknamed “Ghanaar”, surprisingly exuded less of his boisterous character. He said his team was “on course” and felt no pressure as hosts ahead of the games.


When asked about his team’s prospects prior to tipoff, he said, “Let see what God has for us.”
Kumasi Polytechnic will be looking forward to emulating the achievement of University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) who qualified out of Zone C as hosts but avoid that of Tamale Polytechnic who failed to a game in Zone B in front of home fans.

Winners of the championship’s seven zones qualifies to the main championship, set to begin on April 14 at the University of Ghana with the second best placed team in among Zones A, F and G joining to complete the list. University of Development Studies (UDS) and UENR have qualified for the main championship.

The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, YFM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.


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