30 July 2008

NIGERIA : DTigers beat Union Bank 72-63 in warm-up game

The Nigeria senior men national team, DTigers Tuesday defeated Atlantic conference premier league leader, Union Bank basketball club by 72-63 points but gave a sign that the team is yet to blend well.

The banker took the national team to the cleaner in the first two quarters 19-16 and 18-12 with point guard Michael Ohiero of Union Bank basketball club playing one of the best games of his career.

The banker however, succumbed in the third quarter with Dennis Ebikoro, Azuoma Dike, Abubakar Usman combining beautifully and the presence of Tunji Awojobi to lift the national team in the third quarter with a big win of 28-10 points to go into the last quarter with a nine points advantage of 56-47 points.

Ohiero once again led Union Bank basketball club onslaught early in the fourth quarter but allowed the national team some room mid-way into the last quarter thereby ending the fourth quarter with 16 points apiece for a final score-line of 72-63 points.
Awojobi said the game proved a real test for the national team who are preparing for the FIBA Africa Zone-3 elimination billed for Cote dIvoire from august 4 through 10 this year and believed the team would get better with the few practice session left before the team jets out for the zones elimination.
The Nigeria national team captain whose birth day celebration comes up today (Wednesday) at the Union Bank Sports Club in Lagos decried the present situation Nigeria found itself saying it is hard to belief that the country would go through a qualifying stage before it could make to the final round of the biennial continental championship The FIBA Africa Championship.
He implored those saddled with the responsibilities of running the nations basketball to be alive to their responsibility so that the game can move forward.
The team coached by Coaches Ayodele Bakare and Sani Ahmed looks forward to another friendly game before jetting out on Sunday.

Pero a quién le importa cuando se obtiene un replicas de relojes mirando tan caliente como éste. En serio, no me importa decirle a la gente que esto es una imitación reloj Audemars Piguet, todo el mundo está replicas Patek Philippe aturdido.
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