Teams representing institutions in the 2020 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship are to be heavily policed regarding eligibility issues Basketballghana.com understands.
Matters on player eligibility have largely dominated headlines during competitions in Ghana and the UPAC has not been spared from such issues.
Recently, Keta Business College (KETABUSCO) used as many as five players to win this year’s Sprite Ball Championship but after a thorough investigation, the school was caught and punished.
The school was subsequently banned indefinitely from competing in the Championship and had the title it won stripped away and ordered to return items and money associated with winning the competition.
Basketballghana.com understands a similar line of punishment is to be meted out to offenders in the upcoming UPAC Championship.
A five man team responsible for ensuring no team fields ineligible players has been formed with Ghana Basketball Association Vice President Iddi Ntenga as the Head.
32 institutions are expected to compete in this year’s Championship which commences in early March. University of Ghana are defending champions.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter