STU (blue) missed out on topping the Zone to Catholic.

The hopes of Sunyani Technical University (STU) competing in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship have been officially dashed.

This is due to the recent announcement made by the UPAC Technical Board absolving Catholic University College of any wrongdoing with regard to fielding an ineligible player in the qualifiers in Zone 4 last month.

STU filed a protest against Catholic University for the aforementioned offense following the institution’s 27-33 loss to the latter in the qualifiers.

The win sealed Catholic University run as Zone 4 title winners ahead of STU who placed second in the zone. However, last year’s title winners were in the running to clinch another quarterfinal spot via a favourable outcome from the protest.

That decision went in the opposite direction meaning STU will wait another year to attempt to compete in the knockout phase of the UPAC Championship.

Catholic is due to compete in the quarterfinals on April 11 and 12 at the University of Ghana (UG) in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

The 2019 UPAC Championship is sponsored by CAL Bank and MTN.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter



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