Kings University College Center Thomas Cofie has pinned his team’s failure to progress beyond the preliminary stage of the 2019 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges(UPAC) Basketball Championship on fatigue and a shorthanded team.
He pointed these factors out in a chat with Basketballghana.com following the team’s participation in Zone 7 qualification games held at Accra Technical University (ATU) recently.
Kings played in the UPAC Championship for the first time in this year’s competition and beat fellow debutant Methodist University College 34-26 but lost 13-31 to ATU who progressed from the zone to the quarterfinals.
Speaking on the defeat to ATU, Cofie lamented, “Its fatigue and as you know weren’t many the players were just seven and because of the PUSAG-Private Universities Sports Association Games- other players couldn’t participate in it (UPAC)”.
On grabbing Kings first win in the UPAC Championship, Cofie believed it is the start of great things stating, “Next year we will come in a very big way”.
This year’s UPAC Championship is sponsored by CAL Bank and MTN.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter