25 August 2007
Afrobasket ’07: Cape Verde finish third
The Emmanuel Travoada coached side came back from behind to humbled the North African in their own game.
The youthful coach proved a point that home grown coaches have an edge over imported coach in the slamming and dunking game in Africa.
Cape Verde will now join the championship runner-up for the FIBA playoffs championship holding next year.
Nigeria defeated Tunisia 83-82 points in over-time to claim the fifth spot of the championship.
The Nigeria tied the game when it matters most and when the Tunisian thought it was over, Nigeria off-guard, Chamberlain Oguchi took a daring shot to tie the game at 69 points apiece at regular time.
The Nigeria side poured in 14 points to Tunisia 13 at over-time.