UCC Sets South Africa Ablaze As Basketball Champions

Team UCC sets South Africa alight as Basketball champions

UCC’s Wildcats Basketball Team sealed a 21-12 win over Kenya-based US International University to be crowned as winners of the 5th FASU-Africa University Sports (FASU) 3×3 Basketball Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The tournament – played at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus from 23-24 June,2023- featured 13 African universities, including University of Zambia,Makerere University (Uganda) and American University in Cairo (Egypt).

Ghana’s version of ‘El Classico’ derby repeated itself in South Africa when UCC’s Wildcats Basketball team renew their storied rivalry with the Basketball team of the University of Ghana(UG), with Team UCC beating Team UG 21-11 leading to their early exit from the competition.

At the end of the event, High-flying Team UCC emerged winners and would represent Africa in the 31st FISU Games Summer in Chengdu in China between 28 July and 8 August 2023.

Speaking to the media , UCC Head Coach, Dr. Daniel Apaak – who had good knowledge about the strength and weaknesses of his opponents at the event – commended the playing body for their resilience and staying power to win the competition and added that Team UCC would train hard for honours in future.

By this historic feat, Team UCC emerges as the legitimate sports ‘landlords’ in Ghana and Africa,not only in sports but also in academics as confirmed by the 2023 Times Higher Education Rankings.

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