Accra Polytechnic still has what it takes to win the 2016 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship after surviving a spirited Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration team.
The defending champions saw off the challenge of the Legon-based side by winning 37-33 in the crucial second round Group A game on the second day of quarter final games at the University of Ghana. The win ensured Accra Polytechnic’s winning run in the competition stayed intact.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com after watching his side struggle to put away GIMPA, Dickson, a leading member of the victorious 2011 group that won the first UPAC title was adamant his side is capable of winning what would be a third national title for Accra Polytechnic. He said:
“They have what it takes; they have the skills of Varandah (Abdul Mutaleeb Alhassan) and Farahat (Tamimu Aliu)… I know with coach Lawal (Braimah) on their side, the experience is also there and they have what it takes”.
Accra Polytechnic will play University of Ghana in an eagerly awaited showdown which pitches two unbeaten teams in different tertiary sects in the final game of the day. A top spot in the Group will be an added motivation for both teams.
The 2016 UPAC Championship is headlined by Rexona, supported by MTN, CAL Bank and Fanyogo in partnership with Basketballghana.com, Y FM, TV3 and Ghana Sports Newspaper.