UG v ATU (yellow) at the 2018 UPAC

The UPAC Title

UG v KNUST (green) in 2018 UPAC
The year 2018 is almost over and looks takes a look at the some of the high points in the basketball calendar.

University of Ghana (UG) Male Basketball Team for a third year in a row stepped on the podium to receive gold medals for winning the UPAC title.

The 2018 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges Basketball Championship was annexed by UG; a sight that has become the constant for Ghana’s premier University.

By beating bitter rival Accra Technical University (ATU) 41-36 in the final game, UG successfully defended its 2016 and 2017 titles to become the first ever tertiary side to do so.

Despite having a major turnover in Coaching and Player personnel, the “Guerillas” gutted out a close win over Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and came back to beat ATU in the final after falling behind 20-27 in the first half.

For the first time in the competition’s history, the Most Valuable Player Award was shared; UG Guards Emmanuel Wolff and Kwame Opoku were named Co-MVP winners.

UG won its second gold medal at this year’s All Africa University Games (FASU).

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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