Mfantsipim School Coach and former University of Cape-Coast (UCC) head coach Isaac Mensah has expressed his disappointment with the performance of UCC in the just ended 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
The soft spoken coach who headed the team’s technical department in 2014 where UCC were crowned Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games Basketball Champions, was not impressed with the side’s output. He said:
“Looking at UCC,I don’t know whether the team trained because the game that they were playing is not encouraging”.
“They are even lucky they played in the final. You saw them against C-Poly (Cape-Coast Polytechnic) the C-Poly people could have beaten them… I am so sad about UCC team and am hoping next time they will correct their mistakes and play a better game”.
Takoradi Polytechnic beat UCC 49-46 in the final game to qualify as Zone E winners to the quarter finals of the championship which takes place on April 14 at the University of Ghana in Accra.
The third edition of the Championship is headlined by Rexona and Zone E qualifiers took place at UCC where the home side competed against Cape-Coast Polytechnic and Takoradi Polytechnic for a spot in the next round of the competition.
2011 runners up, University of Education-Winneba withdrew from the competition hours before the competition began due to internal challenges.
However, Takoradi Polytechnic delivered a stunning 49-46 win over UCC to book their quarter final ticket in the Championship.
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.