Debutants University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) were shocked in their opening game in the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship Group B quarter final matchup against Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
UENR lost 38-63 in Group B’s second game after Takoradi polytechnic pulled off a shock 59-57 win over Marshalls University College in the opening game. The first day of quarter finals are taking place at Accra Polytechnic with the next round of quarter final games, semis and final games coming off at the University of Ghana.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com after the heavy defeat UENR coach Andy Quansah lamented his side’s disappointing turn up in the game saying:
“We weren’t fully prepared for this (Championship) we had challenges making it to Accra we were involved in accident because this is not the team I know. We just weren’t the better team.”
KNUST’s massive win was won without the services of veteran and reliable Guard Kwame Akrasi who did not make the trip to Accra due a serious ankle injury he sustained in a friendly game. The game formed part of the team’s preparations for the Championship.
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.