23 August 2007

NIGERIA : Awojobi lift Nigeria over Central Africa

Veteran Nigeria player, Tunji Awojobi lead his team-mates by example against Central Africa Republic in classment 5-8 placement Wednesday with a game high scores of 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

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.

Thursday Games:

In Benguela

Liberia Vs DR Congo – 11.00AM
Mozambique Vs South Africa – 1.30PM
Mali Vs Rwanda – 4.00PM
Morocco Vs Senegal – 6.30PM

In Luanda:
Central Africa Vs Cote d’Ivoire – 2.00pm


Egypt Vs Cameroon – 4.30pm
Cape Verde Vs Angola – 7.00pm

By: Olusegun Ikuesan

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