Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) basketball team has been tipped for a deep run in the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship by Ghana Technology University College (GTUC-Kumasi) Sports Chairman Derrick Okuadjo.
The third edition of the Championship has seen University of Development Studies, University of Energy and Natural Resources and the Kumasi-based institution book secure spots in the last eight of the competition.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com in the aftermath of exiting including a loss to KNUST in the Zone D leg of qualifiers played this past week, the young and enterprising administrator was confident KNUST’s team will fare well in the main championship.
He said,” Aside their teamwork ability, they also have two brilliant players namely Kwame (Akrasi) and Clock (Ekow Amoako) which I believe can help the team win the main tourney in Accra”.
KNUST qualified out of Zone D after seeing out competition from GTUC, Kumasi Polytechnic and Garden City University College to top the zone. The team will play in the last eight in Ghana’s capital, Accra at the University of Ghana on April 14.
The team will hope to go a step further in this year’s edition following a heartbreaking loss to 2011 champions Accra Polytechnic in last year’s grand finale.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, YFM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.