Light Koomson of Cape-Coast Polytechnic has reechoed the remarks of his coach who blamed bad officiating for the team’s early exit from the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship Zone E qualifiers.
Qualifiers for the third edition of the Championship in Zone E concluded this past weekend at the University of Cape-Coast (UCC)where Takoradi Polytechnic defeated the home side49-46 to earn top spot in the zone and subsequently a place in the last eight of the competition.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com following his team exit from the Rexona-headlined tournament, Koomson, a starting Guard for Cape-Coast Polytechnic said:
“Our first game against UCC the call wasn’t fair at all, the call wasn’t fair. When we foul them they get free throws but when they foul us we don’t get free throws. So that game they used free throws that’s what UCC used to score us but the game against Takoradi, the officiating was a little bit fair”.
He also supported his coach-Andrew Arthur on his assertion of stamina as another reason for the team’s exit. “That is our big problem even when we were at the training grounds we will get tired easily. The stamina is our problem” he added.
Cape-Coast Polytechnic exited the mini tournament after suffering two straight losses to UCC (35-46) and Takoradi Polytechnic (33-61). The institution is yet to make an appearance in the quarter finals of the UPAC Championship.
The next round of qualifiers will take place on Friday April 1 at Accra Polytechnic where defending champions, Accra Poly will take on Zenith University College, Blue Crest University College and Valley View University.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, YFM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.