The biggest tertiary competition on Ghana’s tertiary calendar, the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship is expected to begin in February.
This year’s edition is set to feature a plethora of top ranking teams who competed in last year’s event including University of Cape-Coast.
Aside being the epitome of hoops success in the nation, the competition has been the perfect tune up for Ghanaian sides in international competitions.
Reigning Champions University of Ghana (UG) trekked to Johannesburg, South Africa to compete in last year’s All Africa University Games.
The side trounced the competition to emerge champions.
2015 UPAC winners Accra Technical University formerly Accra Polytechnic won the tournament by beating Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Months after the triumph, the side won the West Africa Polytechnic (WAPOGA) Games Basketball competition.
With the World University Games set to take place in later this year in Taipei, Taiwan, the 2017 UPAC offers the chance for standout players to be selected as representatives of Ghana.
UPAC’s first edition took place in 2011 and is organized by award winning sports firm Rite Sports Limited.