Takoradi Polytechnic will not underrate any team in upcoming 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship quarter final matchups according to head coach Owusu Ansah Ankrah.
Takoradi Polytechnic will play University of Energy and Natural Resource (UENR), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Marshalls University College in Group B of the quarter finals. The quarter finals will take place on April 14 at Accra Polytechnic and April 15 at the University of Ghana.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com ahead of the eagerly awaited matchups, Ankrah said his team will not underrate any team not even debutants UENR. He said:
“UENR are debutants and much is not known about them. We can only be cautious of surprises.”
Takoradi Polytechnic will take on KNUST in a rematch of last year’s quarter final game which KNUST won on its’ way to a finals game against Accra Polytechnic. Takoradi Polytechnic topped Zone E following a winning run that beat Cape-Coast Polytechnic and zone hosts, University of Cape-Coast 49-46.
Group A houses the likes of two-time winners and defending champions Accra Polytechnic, reigning GUSA (Ghana Universities Sports Association) Basketball Champions University of Ghana and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, TV3, Y FM and Ghana Sports Newspaper.