Coach Ato Sam

Radford University College Basketball Coach Albert Ato Sam has stated he and his team thought their chances of winning the 2020 UPAC was gone when the COVID 19 pandemic hit Ghana.

He made this revelation in a documentary on Radford’s title win at last year’s Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship.

Radford University College won the 2020 UPAC

The Legon based institution won its debut UPAC title thanks to a 58-46 win over Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the final game.

However, Radford almost missed out of completing the journey the started with a zonal title earlier in 2020 before the onset of the pandemic forced organizers to suspend the competition indefinitely.

Radford Coach Ato Sam was present at the event.

The tournament was rearranged late in December and played out across two days at the Tema Community 4 Court which gave Radford the chance to clinch its debut UPAC title.

KNUST (Green) v Radford

“So when the COVID struck we were like we have been robbed of our chance because this was our chance to win plus the way we had really trained and prepared ourselves for it (UPAC), we were really down” Coach Sam said.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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