In response to the incessant requests from the several Universities and Colleges in Ghana to extend our basketball programmes to cover them, Rite Multimedia has responded with the introduction of the maiden “Universities & Colleges Basketball Championship” which comes off in January 2010.
This nation-wide competition is opened to all private and public universities, polythecnics and colleges in Ghana. Venues and dates would be announced in due time.
The first ever Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges basketball competition took place in the year under review.
The competition which was sponsored by giant Telecommunication network, Tigo, brought Universities and Polytechnics under one umbrella to fight for the cash prize at stake and the bragging right.
The competition was played in three zones (Central/Western, Greater Accra, Ashanti/Brong Ahafo).
Two winners of the respective zones converged at the centre court of the University of Ghana to determine which institution was the best as far as the game was concerned.
In the end, it lived up to its pre-match hype with Accra Polytechnic winning the competition by beating the University of Education, Winneba while Takoradi Polytechnic came third in a hugely attended event.
Still reverberating a year later, Dynamite Energy Drink was on board to sponsor the second edition. Minnows Zenith University College and Marshalls University College made head ways in the competition by beating the likes of giants University of Ghana and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
Accra Polytechnic successfully defended its 2011 title by beating Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 57-40 in the final.
First Placed Team -Accra Polytechnic
Second Placed Team -Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Third Placed Team -University of Cape-Coast
Fourth Placed Team -Marshalls University College
For the first time in the competition’s history, 27 tertiary institutions representing 8 of Ghana’s 10 regions participated in an expanded version of the competition. Accra Polytechnic and University of Ghana hosted quarter final games. The latter hosted the semi final and final games respectively which it won ending two time winners Accra Polytechnic’s reign. The third edition was headlined by Rexona and sponsored by Fan Yogo, MTN and CAL Bank.
First Placed Team -University of Ghana
Second Placed Team -Accra Polytechnic
Third Placed Team – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Fourth Placed Team – Takoradi Polytechnic
University of Ghana Forward and Coach, Muhaimin Guba and Meme Falconer were voted Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Tournament respectively.