Measures to prevent cheating in the upcoming Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship are being prioritized in the lead up to the competition.
The 2020 edition of Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball competition commences in early March with 32 institutions expected to compete.
A five man committee has been set up to ensure only student athletes in various institutions participate in the tournament.
Speaking to Basketballghana.com, CEO of Rite Sports Limited-organizers of the competition-Yaw Sakyi Afari doubled down on this assertion stating:
“Cheating in sports is destroying the beauty of the game and also denying other young talents the opportunity to be seen. We will therefore apply harsh punishments in this year’s Championship.”
This year’s UPAC is set to be the seventh in the history of the renowned competition since its inaugural edition in 2011. University of Ghana (UG) are defending champions and record winners of the Championship winning the prestigious title on four occasions.
Rite Sports Limited is an award winning sports firm that organizes the Sprite Ball Championship at the Senior High School level.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter