Marshalls University College head coach James Okine strongly believes his side’s participation in the just ended PUSAG (Private Universities Students Association Games) Basketball competition, has strengthened Marshalls to scale massive challenges the team will face in the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
The third edition of the Championship which is headlined by leading deodorant maker Rexona, will have University of Ghana (UG), Wisconsin University College, Central University College and Marshalls compete for the top spot in Zone G on Friday April 8.
According to the affable coach, being on the receiving end of dodgy calls from officials during the PUSAG competition, Okine believes his side is in the right place to wreck havoc on opposing teams in the zone. He said:
“Though we felt robbed, we still made it to the top and what the officials did to us have really strengthened us for the UPAC. We are coming us Champions and we will remain undefeated.”
Hosts UG will be aiming to continue a wonderful run of form which vaulted the team to the 2016 Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games Basketball title earlier this year. Its’ game against PUSAG Champions, Marshalls is the most anticipated matchup of the zone.
The Zone A game between Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Pentecost University College will also be played on Friday.
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.