Referees from other regions should be contacted to officiate future games in the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship according to Takoradi Polytechnic Chief Physical Instructor Stephen Abakah.
Takoradi Polytechnic placed fourth in the Championship after suffering a 45-48 loss to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the third place game.
The Chief made the suggestion to organizers of the Championship, Rite Sports Limited after Takoradi Polytechnic placed fourth in the tournament. Speaking to Basketballghana.com he said:
“Next time when they (Rite Sports) want to organize another tournament, they should call referees from different regions because what I have noticed is every tournament it is this same referees who officiate games which is not fair…when that is done favoritism will be ignored”.
Takoradi Polytechnic topped Zone E in the preliminary qualifiers and Group B in the quarter finals before losing 41-55 to defending champions Accra Polytechnic in the semi finals.
The team’s loss to KNUST was the second suffered at the hands of the Kumasi-based side following a 42-49 defeat in the quarter finals.
University of Ghana emerged champions for the first time in the third edition of the championship by beating two-time winners Accra Polytechnic 45-44 in an enthralling final game.