The 2016 GUSA losing-finalist, parading perhaps the biggest stars in the zone D qualifiers, appeared to be on course to secure qualification with an easy match win over their less-fancied opponent.
The debutant were clinging on faint hopes of causing an upset but were crushed by their more stellar stars at the Kumasi Polytechnic centre court.
The game looked to be over right from the start with usual suspect Edem Dompeh, Emmanuel Ekow Amoako and unfit Akrasi cruising past their opponent as they don’t exists.
Their sleek inter-passing and high-pressing game caused massive headache for the highly inexperienced Garden City players who were made to chase shadows.
City were swept by a rampant KNUST side, who are yet to spark into full gear.
KNUST will next tackle Ghana Technology University College before the hugely anticipated face-off against rivals Kumasi Polytechnic.
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.