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02 July 2016

Basketball: University of Ghana conquers Africa

University of Ghana men’s basketball team

University of Ghana men’s basketball team

The University of Ghana Men’s Basketball Team emerged champions at the ongoing All Africa University Games in Johannesburg, South Africa after beating Midland State University from Zimbabwe 96-52 in the finals.

The team beat Midland 91-65 earlier in the competition after claiming another impressive win over University of Lusaka from Zambia.

Having arrived in South Africa just days before the start of the competition, University of Ghana adapted very well to the cold weather before unleashing havoc on their opponents.

The triumph is the highest achievement by the institution in its history and the first Ghanaian outfit to win a major international competition.

Winning the African Championship climaxes the institution’s dominance in the year following wins in GUSA (Ghana Universities Sports Association) and UPAC (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges) basketball competitions respectively.

The team will now turn their attention to a maiden three on three competition due to be staged on Friday.

The 2016 All African University Games has been a good a good one for Ghana’s representatives with the likes of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s and University of Education’s (Winneba) all scooping major hobours in other disciplines.

The 2016 All Africa University Games popularly known as FASU’s eight edition is being hosted by University of Johannesburg and Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa.

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