Koforidua Technical University (KTU) Basketball Coach Richard Otoo-Larkai has pointed out the reasons behind his team’s poor showing at the 2020 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship Zone One qualifiers.

KTU topped the Zone in 2019 and competed at the national stage of Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball tournament but failed to defend its title in this year’s edition.

Otoo Larkai

Radford University College made its debut in the zone and walked away with the title and a place in 2020 UPAC national competition at the expense of KTU.

Koforidua Technical celebrate winning 2019 Zonal title

KTU lost 25-43 to Radford in the opening game and lost 22-27 to All Nations University College to crash out of the competition.

Speaking to Basketballghana.com exclusively, Otoo-Larkai was disappointed with the results and detailed why his team lost both games.

All Nations v KTU (white)

“I realized that we needed more energy when it comes to the defense and rebounding that’s what cost us because we were not boxing out enough  and also when it got to the fourth quarter we seemed to be gassed out” he said.

The 2020 UPAC is sponsored by CAL Bank, Decathlon and MTN.

KTU v Radford

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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