Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) are a “serious threat” in the upcoming quarter final games in the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship according to Kumasi Polytechnic Sports Director Austin Lutugerah.
KNUST topped Zone D and will play University of Energy and Natural Resource, Takoradi Polytechnic and Marshalls University College in Group B in the quarter finals. The quarter final games will be held on April 14 at Accra Polytechnic and April 15 at the University of Ghana.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com in the aftermath of the draw that pitched KNUST in Group B, Lutugerah, a seasoned Sports Administrator said:
“If KNUST is able to work on their stamina, then they will be a serious threat in their group”.
Kumasi Polytechnic lost out on a place in the last eight of the competition following a 31-42 loss to KNUST in Zone D’s final game despite the instrumental play of Guard Kelvin Sowah Kumah.
Kumah averaged 13 points, 4.6 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game in the tournament.
Prior to the defeat, the Emmanuel Essel Worbil-led team inflicted massive wins on Ghana Technology University College-Kumasi and Garden City University College. K Poly beat the former 54-23 and the latter 48-11.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by Fanyogo, MTN and CAL Bank in partnership with Basketballghana.com, Y FM, TV3 and Ghana Sports Newspaper.