UG (Blue) v Reformers in 2019.

The wait for competitive basketball continues despite a partial lockdown of major cities in Ghana being lifted with the announcement coming from Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, April 19.

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo

For three weeks, basketball hubs in the West African country-Accra, Tema and Kumasi-were on lockdown as a preventive measure to halt the spread of the Corona Virus.

As at the time of writing, 1042 cases of infections have been confirmed in Ghana and the ban on social gatherings including sporting activities is still in place.

TTU Guard Benjamin Sagoe at the free throw line during 2020 UPAC

The ban has forced several competitions to halt including the Accra Basketball League (ABL), GSP Basketball League and Western Basketball Association League.

Ghana’s biggest tertiary basketball competition, UPAC-Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges-Basketball Championship has also been affected with the annual tournament suspended until further notice.

KTU v Radford in UPAC 2020 Zone One action

The 2020 UPAC was two zones deep before the suspension took place after Radford University College and Takoradi Technical University qualifying from Zones One and Two respectively.

University of Ghana is the defending champion after bagging four titles in a row.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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