Cape-Coast Polytechnic basketball team head coach Andrew Arthur has expressed confidence in his team’s ability to qualify from Zone E to the quarter finals of the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship which will take place on Thursday march 24 at the University of Cape-Coast.
The third edition of the competition-regarded as the biggest tertiary basketball championship in Ghana-is headlined by Rexona and will feature four institutions, host University of Cape-Coast (UCC), Takoradi Polytechnic, University of Education-Winneba and Cape-Coast Polytechnic compete for the zone’s sole qualifying spot.
In an interview with Basketballghana.com, the young coach of the “Mamba’s” said:
“Last year things went wrong for us because we were having some challenges but this year we are fully prepared to win all our matches.”
He went ahead to fire a warning shot to some of his opponent’s by saying, “We are well trained so UCC and T Poly (Takoradi Polytechnic) should watch out”.
The team will be hoping to secure its first appearance in the last eight of the competition since it’s’ inception in 2011. Winner of each zone qualifies automatically to the latter stages which takes place in Ghana’s capital, Accra on April 14 at the University of Ghana.
University of Development Studies-Tamale, University of Energy and Natural Resources and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have already qualified to the quarter finals of the competition.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, YFM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.