Accra Polytechnic is no longer a favourite to make the quarter finals of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship according to Blue crest College head coach Kofi Agyemang Kwarteng.
Accra Polytechnic made it out of Zone F in the 2016 UPAC Championship after beating Zenith University College, Valley View University and Blue Crest College. The team secured a third straight quarter final appearance by topping the Zone.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com after his side lost 23-27 to Accra Polytechnic in a highly entertaining final game, Kwarteng was very sure of Accra Poly’s impending implosion. He said:
“I think Accra Poly should get it out of their head that they are always going to qualify from this zone because from what we gave them today, we really gave them a run for their money. I am sure they are going to think twice when they hear Blue Crest is part of their zone.”
Two-time champions and defending champions Accra Polytechnic will feature in the quarter finals with the likes of University of Energy and Natural Resources and Zone E champions Takoradi Polytechnic.
In its’ first appearance in the UPAC Championship, Blue Crest caused a stir by beating Zenith University 19-18 before losing to Valley View and Accra Poly with Blue Crest stretching the hosts to the limit in the final game.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by MTN, Fanyogo and CAL Bank in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, Y FM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.