Rite Sports Limited Chief Executive Officer Yaw Sakyi Afari has stated his outfit is stepping up efforts to check on eligibility of students in this year’s Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.
He made the statement in a Press Conference held earlier today at the De’lish Restaurant in Accra for the launch of the 2020 edition of the celebrated annual competition.
Students in tertiary institutions in the West African nation are solely eligible to compete in the tournament but over the years, several incidents of ineligible players participating in the tournament have been reported.
Speaking at the event, Afari pointed out a special five man team that has been set up to tackle this issue with Ghana Basketball Association Vice President Iddrisu Gamel Ntenga as the head.
“UPAC is a development tournament. This year we are intensifying our efforts on eligibility we are committed to ensure we reduce cheating” he said.
UPAC is organized by Rite Sports Limited and the competition is sponsored by CAL Bank, MTN and Decathlon.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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