5th Edition of UPAC Basketball Championship to commence on 3rd March

Accra- The fifth edition of the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championships, would commence on March 3, with 32 teams representing seven regions across the country.

The most celebrated basketball competition at Ghana’s tertiary level, would have eight groups of four teams each to make up for the preliminary stages, with group winners progressing to the national stage to be held in Accra, from 12th-14th April, 2018.

According to the leading sports events management firm, Rite Sports, qualifying games would be played in Accra, Takoradi, Koforidua, Sunyani, Cape Coast and Kumasi.

In a release, Koforidua Technical University, Presbyterian University College, All Nations University College and Ho Technical University would start off the competition on 3rd March, 2018 in the Eastern Region Zone at the Pope John Senior High School from 8am-5.30pm, with Junior Seminary also one of the host venues.

According to Rite Sports, their success in developing talents at Senior High School Level with Sprite Ball competition, a competitive tournament at the next level was necessary to refine skills picked up at the lower level.

The University of Ghana (UG) won the competition twice with Accra Technical University, won the tournament in 2016 and 2017 and went ahead to win the 2016 All Africa University Games (FASU) in South Africa.

Source: Ghana News Agency


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