KNUST (yellow) at the GUSA Games.

UDS (green) won bronze.

KNUST in action against KTU at 2016 UPAC.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Male Basketball Team opens it account in the 2017 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship on March 25 at Kumasi Technical University (KTU).

The team will line up against host KTU, Ghana Technology University College (GTUC-Kumasi) and Garden City University College in Zone G in this year’s edition. However, ahead of its games, KNUST isn’t ranked as a top contender.

Aside the loss of key player Ekow Amoako, the side confirmed fears its best days are over with an uninspiring display in the GUSA Games held in January this year.

KNUST placed fourth after losing 46-49 to University of Development Studies (UDS) in the bronze medal game.

The result came after losing 35-43 to eventual champions University of Ghana (UCC) in the semifinal game at University of Cape-Coast’s brand new Gymnasium.

After sneaking into the final four in last year’s UPAC, with the likes of George Poku-Pare in excellent form, KNUST will need similar production to repeat last year’s performance in 2017. UG doubles as the reigning UPAC Champions after toppling Accra Technical University.


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