23 August 2007
NIGERIA : Awojobi lift Nigeria over Central Africa
Nigeria who played with just eight players as others are down either by injury or is sick as the Nigerian bench was the only one without medical personnel defeated their opponent by 80-46 points of 24-09; 20-16; 12-08 and 24-13 to set up the stage against Tunisia Friday in the placement 5-6 position of the championship.
Cleveland Cavaliars Ejike Ugboaja poured in 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assists and 1 block-shot; Deji Akindele had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assists and 3 block-shots; while guard Jason Bazuaye 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Tunisia on the other hand defeated Cote d’Ivoire by 74-63 points; Mozambique defeated Liberia who is likely finish the competition without a win by 81-65 points, South Africa defeated DR Congo by 77-74 in a thrilling encounter; Morocco hammered Mali by 86-76 while Senegal beat Rwanda 93-58.
Liberia Vs DR Congo – 11.00AM
Mozambique Vs South Africa – 1.30PM
Mali Vs Rwanda – 4.00PM
Morocco Vs Senegal – 6.30PM
Central Africa Vs Cote d’Ivoire – 2.00pm
Egypt Vs Cameroon – 4.30pm
Cape Verde Vs Angola – 7.00pm
By: Olusegun Ikuesan