Sunyani Technical University (STU) and Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) are the new members of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship elite competition.
The pair missed out on competing at this stage in last year’s competition but will do so next month after securing passage from the preliminary round.
After falling behind University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in previous editions, STU topped Zone 4 by beating UENR 23-8 to record a three winning game run in the zone.
Topping the zone ensures STU progress to the national competition for the first time since UPAC’s maiden edition in 2011.
In Zone 7, GTUC beat Marshalls University College to top spot via a 16-14 win over last year’s overall silver medalist.
The win means GTUC will play at the national stage for the first time in the history of the UPAC Championship despite losing Point Guard Kingsley Quist from last year.
The national competition takes place at University of Ghana from April 12-14.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter