Okine (left) Nartey (right)
Marshalls David Asingar in action against Accra Technical University in the UPAC.
GTUC’s Kingsley Quist goes up for a layup during the UPAC Zonal qualifiers.

Marshalls (black) won a hard fought game against KNUST.
Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) and Marshalls University College are gearing up for this year’s Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.

The upcoming program is set to commence next month and ahead of the competition representatives of the institutions are adamant they are ready to compete well.

Speaking on behalf of Marshalls, Coach James Okine stated his team’s focus is to win the crown for the first time after placing second at the last edition.

Marshalls lost 21-43 to University of Ghana in the final; Marshalls had dropped former winners Accra Technical University (ATU) in the semifinal to play in its first final in the tournament.

GTUC on the other hand, has not been so successful in light of the team’s failure to make it out of the preliminary stages of the tournament.

Team Captain Isaac Nartey was quite confident about the team’s prospects this year despite the loss of key players including Kingsley Quist.

This year’s edition is the fifth UPAC and the maiden tournament was staged in 2011.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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